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The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is an academic research organisation that runs studies to improve global health outcomes. We do this by bringing together world-leading experts in trials (design, methods, and conduct), biostatistics, patient-reported outcomes, health economics, translational research, research synthesis, and health technology assessment. Collaborative partnerships help us to ensure trial results best inform clinical practice.
We add value across the full spectrum of trials research – from identifying important gaps and research questions, and developing and conducting trials, to collecting and analysing data, reporting, and synthesising research results.
Our mission is to embed high quality research in healthcare practice. Since our beginning in 1988, we have run over 200 clinical trials involving more than 80,000 participants and 800 researchers around the world. Our studies have improved healthcare and outcomes in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neonatology, and perinatal health.
We work collaboratively to design and run trials with five of the 13 national cancer cooperative groups in Australia. We comprise over 230 academics, students, and professional staff working in the Medical Foundation Building and the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at the University of Sydney.
The CTC is a highly respected research centre within the University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine (FMH). CTC researchers work collaboratively with researchers within the FMH and across the University to advance the quality and effectiveness of research.
CTC Business Group staff work in partnership with University departments, providing operational support and receiving support in key areas, such as contracts and grants, ethics and regulation, and communications and marketing.
CTC’s research leaders supervise PhD and Masters students from the University, and they teach subjects in the biostatistics and clinical trials research programs as well as tailored short courses.