Clinical Trials Centre

Clinical Trials Centre

The World Health Organisation (WHO) definition for a clinical trial is:

‘any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes’.

World Health Organisation

Clinical trials are conducted to test the effectiveness and safety of new treatments, therapies, and management and prevention techniques. Clinical trials involve real people and patients as volunteers.

For example, clinical trials can help;

  • prevent diseases by testing a vaccine
  • detect or diagnose diseases or conditions, for example by testing a blood sample
  • treat diseases or conditions by testing a new medicine or other medical procedure
  • discover ways people can control their symptoms or improve their quality of life by testing particular lifestyle factors and how they can affect a condition.

Source: www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au

Clinical trials also contribute to improved health care services by raising standards of treatment. Doctors and hospital staff involved in clinical trials are continually trained to provide best practice patient care.

There are different types of clinical trials. Most of the trials we conduct at WMR are driven by clinicians and health care providers and are funded by philanthropic donors for the public good. We also conduct commercially-sponsored clinical trials to test new products in the pipeline of pharmaceutical companies. 

The Centre has extensive experience in a range of therapeutic areas, participating in over 120 clinical trials since 1994. 

Co-located within the Wesley Hospital  – a 535 bed facility in the heart of Brisbane, Wesley Medical Research focuses on providing patients, researchers and sponsors, with a professional experience.  

Our dedicated staff strive for a reputation of integrity and quality through timely recruitment and accurate reporting, whilst delivering a warm, caring and inviting environment for patients.


We're currently seeking participants for the following trials:

We are currently seeking participants for clinical trials investigating new treatments for the following medical conditions:

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