About the CTC

Based at the University of Sydney, the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is renowned internationally for designing and managing clinical trials that help improve global health outcomes.

We add value across the full trial spectrum – from identifying research questions and developing and conducting trials, to collecting and analysing data, and preparing manuscripts. Our health economics, biostatistics, systematic reviews and biomarker teams work with trial data to inform healthcare providers about best practice.

Since our beginning in 1988, we have run over 200 trials involving more than 80,000 patients and 800 international collaborators. These trials have targeted improvements in healthcare in the therapeutic areas of oncology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and neonatal and perinatal complications.

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.

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.