Nephrology is involved in numerous trials. Many of these are commercially sponsored and some are investigator initiated.
We feel it is important to give our patients access to best cutting edge mediations and techniques only available in clinical trials. The RMH is often amongst the highest recruiting or sometimes the only recruiting centre in Australia. We have a group of dedicated trials coordinators to ensure that we conduct trials efficiently and that we support our patients who agree to go into clinical trials.
The manager of the Nephrology Clinical Trials group is responsible for all aspects of clinical research from project feasibility through to Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and local governance approval.
The manager is always available to provide advice and assistance on setting up and running clinical research projects and is the first point of contact for studies requiring submission to the ethics committee.