Presentation on theme: "Clinical Trials – Looking Forward Clive Morris Head, Research Group."— Presentation transcript:
Clinical Trials – Looking Forward Clive Morris Head, Research Group
National Health and Medical Research Council Largest single funder of Australian health and medical Research, and the major funder of cancer research, including research into gynaecological cancers.
Clinical Trials Grant Funding
Research expenditure in priority areas
Harmonisation of Multicentre Ethical Review (HoMER) – 43 Human Research Ethics Committees certified – Governance and Monitoring handbooks – Common forms and templates – Guidance, policies and performance benchmarks – National approach to single ethical review
– Implementation of HoMER across states and territories. – Listing standard clinical trials items – now with IHPA for pricing. – – Clinical trials networks listed Clinical Trials Action Group (CTAG)
Future Activities Last month the Australian Government announced a new initiative to build on the previous CTAG-related work NHMRC role in supporting initiatives to improve clinical trial start up and recruitment. – Development of a clinical trials web portal – Education and training across all sectors – Improving research governance processes Better support for clinical trials networks NHMRC will continue to promote single ethical review via the National Approach to Single Ethical Review (formerly ‘HoMER’) Clinical Trials