Below are some answers to commonly
asked questions. If you have a different question please send an
email to the CTC at email@example.com.
- How do I take part in a clinical
- Will I be paid to participate in a clinical
- How do I find out if I am eligible to be in a
- Where do I find information on clinical trials
research and publications for a particular therapeutic
- Can I volunteer at the CTC?
- Can I do work experience at the CTC?
- Can I do a postgraduate research degree at the
FAQ1. How do I take part in a clinical
A: The CTC does not recruit
participants to clinical trials directly. Trials are usually run
through hospitals and other health service providers. To find out
more about any trial or whether you can participate in one, please
discuss this with your doctor. Comprehensive general information
about clinical trials in Australia is available from www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au.
Trials being conducted in Australia can be found on the Australian
New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry website, www.anzctr.org.au. Not all of
these trials are currently recruiting patients.
FAQ2. Will I be paid to participate in a clinical
A: All clinical trials conducted in Australia
must comply with state and national regulations and guidelines that
relate or may relate to clinical trials. Participants are not
normally paid to take part in a clinical trial, but may be
reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses. Please refer to your
treating clinical trial doctor or nurse if you have any specific
questions about payment.
FAQ3. How do I find out if I am eligible to be in a
A: Every clinical trial has eligibility
criteria which must be met by participants. To find out more about
any trial or whether you are eligible to participate in one, please
ask your doctor. The ANZCTR website www.anzctr.org.au may also
contain information about the trial and the eligibility criteria
FAQ4. Where do I find information on clinical
trials research and publications for a particular therapeutic
A: The Australian government lists research
networks and support groups for particular disorders at www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/trial-websites.
Most of these sites have helpful information, including relevant
publications. For scientific articles, you can search PubMed: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed.
Trials being conducted in Australia can be found on the
Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry www.anzctr.org.au. The search
portal of the World Health Organization (WHO) www.who.int/trialsearch
allows you to search worldwide for trials that are being
FAQ5. Can I volunteer at the CTC?
A: Because of the nature of clinical
trials, the CTC does not normally recruit
volunteers, but supports work experience for high school and
tertiary students where possible. Please see FAQ 6.
FAQ6. Can I do work experience at the
A: As part of its community involvement, the
CTC provides opportunities for high school and
tertiary students to gain voluntary work experience where this can
be facilitated. The University of Sydney guidelines set out the
CTC's practice in managing these placements, and
requests are considered by the CTC human resources
manager. If you would like to find out more, please contact the HR
FAQ7. Can I do a postgraduate research degree at
A: The CTC offers postgraduate
degrees, scholarships and other education opportunities for
Australian and overseas candidates. To see who to contact and what
is currently on offer visit our website here.