About the CTC

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a leader in clinical trials. Through excellence in research and trials, we improve practices, policy and health outcomes for patients globally.

Since the CTC's establishment in 1988, we have worked with our partners to contribute major advances in clinical care. This includes running over 200 clinical trials involving more than 80,000 patients and 800 international collaborators. 

We service the full clinical trial spectrum — from assisting in establishing new groups by creating a research governance structure and terms of reference, identifying important questions related to public health, and concept and protocol development, through to randomisation, data collection, ethics and regulatory compliance, on-site monitoring and audit, and data analyses and manuscript preparation.

The CTC works collaboratively to design and run trials with five of the 13 national cancer cooperative groups in Australia. We have helped recruit thousands of patients locally and globally in breast, oesophageal, gastric, colorectal, lung, gynaecological, neurological and urogenital cancers.

Over 200 academics, students, and professional staff work at CTC offices in the Medical Foundation Building and the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.