The purpose of a clinical trial is to evaluate new approaches to treat particular conditions or diseases. This involves doing research under controlled conditions to find how people respond and what side effects may occur as a result of a treatment.

Victoria is the premier location for medical research and clinical trials in Australia. 

The Victorian Government’s Clinical Trial Research initiative aims to ensure Victorians can benefit by:

  • Providing a faster, more efficient process to conduct clinical trials at multiple sites
  • Speeding up therapeutic product development aimed at world markets
  • Improving delivery of new treatments to patients early in the development of innovative medicines and medical devices.