Who we are

A Flagship Centre of Excellence at the University of Sydney

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a flagship centre of excellence in clinical trials research at the University of Sydney. We design and deliver trials related research, including coordination, monitoring, data acquisition and management, and statistical analysis. Our health economics, biostatistics, systematic reviews, and biomarker teams work with trial data and inform healthcare providers about best practice.





Established in 1988, we have over 34 years of experience working with national and international partners to solve problems of public health importance.

We are focused on advancing the science and methodology of trials. We have the expertise to work across multiple therapeutic areas and cutting edge study designs.

Our research is delivering excellence in trial conduct that addresses unmet clinical needs in human health, impacting future clinical practice and policy.


  • 130 active trials
  • 300 active sites globally
  • 25,000 participants recruited
  • 900 peer reviewed publications
  • 60 students graduated (PhD & Masters)
  • 3.39 Field weighted citation index (2016-2021)


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