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Research

For sponsors and industry

We welcome requests to conduct research and clinical trials from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries; as well as ‘not-for-profit’ sponsors, and contract research organisations (CROs).

We have a large recruitment pool, extensive connections, as well as access to many clinical specialities, facilities, and committed clinical trial staff. This can help you to give patients access to new and improved treatments or therapies, and impact on patient outcomes.

We continue to strengthen our research capacity and capabilities through stronger partnerships with academic and industry organisations.

From first-in-human to Phase IV

Gold Coast Health has over 90 active clinical trials. We have the capacity to undertake clinical trials of medicinal products, medical devices and biologics of all phases, from first-in-human to Phase IV. To find out more about our active clinical trials, access our Clinical Trials list.

The Office for Research Governance and Development can assist sponsors to understand how to:

Why partner with us?

Dedicated clinical trial unit(s) and staff

For each clinical trial, staff work together to oversee and conduct the study in accordance with International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) guidelines and ISO 14155:2011 Clinical investigations of medical devices for human subjects - Good Clinical Practice.

Our team includes:

  • Principal Investigators
  • Associate Investigators
  • Clinical Trial Managers
  • Clinical Research Coordinators
  • Research Nurses
  • Research Assistants
  • Clinical Trials Pharmacists
  • Clinical Trials Pathologist.
Multiple therapeutic areas

We can conduct clinical trials across the following therapeutic areas/clinical specialties:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Critical care & Trauma
  • Endocrine and Metabolic diseases
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Haemotology & Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical devices
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nephrology, Renal & Urology
  • Neurosciences & Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • Opthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Respiratory & Immuno-inflammatory
  • Surgery
  • Vaccine & Virology.
High quality facilities

We have various facilities such as:

  • Integrated digital health care and PowerTrials
  • Medical imaging services and trial-related reporting capabilities
  • Phlebotomy services
  • 24-hour Pathology services (NATA accredited).
  • Drug storage (ambient or refrigerated, locked, continuous temperature monitoring with alarm to 24/7 support)
  • Commercial grade -20°C and -80°C Freezers
  • Secure document storage
  • Refrigerated and non-refrigerated centrifuges.
Large recruitment pool and referral centre

Gold Coast Health is the leading public healthcare service in this part of south-east Queensland, which services over 590,000 residents. We accept patients from all Gold Coast areas extending north, to Beenleigh and receive patient referrals in Northern and Regional New South Wales to the south. Our facilities include Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Day Surgical Hospital, health precincts and community clinics. We are a primary site conducting teletrials for regional and remote areas.

We have the following services on-site:

  • provisional level 1 trauma centre
  • emergency departments and intensive care
  • mental health
  • neonates, paediatrics and maternity
  • comprehensive medical inpatient treatments and services
  • surgical and interventional procedures
  • telehealth.
Utilise Research Ethics and Governance services

At GCH, you can use our:


Refer to our additional contacts page to contact our office for a specific clinical trial manager.


Last updated 13 Jul 2018