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A clinical trial is a scientific study of a new drug or device which involves human volunteers. These studies test the effectiveness of the new treatment and determine how safe they are. Trials are also used to find new uses for existing medicines.

As well as being one of Victoria's best and largest health care providers, the Royal Melbourne Hospital is also at the forefront of innovation through research to find new ways of diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases.

Strong ties with our Parkville Precinct partners nurture the close cooperation and collaboration which are essential ingredients of the success of our efforts to lead the way in medical research and innovation.

Publishing is one of many indicators reflecting the research activities of an organisation. Clinicians from all fields - medicine, nursing and allied health - are increasingly involved in research to improve the care of our patients and this is reflected in the breadth of our publications.