The Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) is a dedicated purpose-built space for conducting clinical trials. All clinical trial visits at the Royal Melbourne Hospital take place in this space.
Whether you are a current clinical trial patient at the RMH or are considering enrolling in a new trial, we look forward to welcoming you to the CTC.
Patient care and safety
The CTC has been designed first and foremost to offer the highest level of patient care and safety, with no expense spared in ensuring that all of the facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art.
Your comfort is important
From speaking with our patients, we know that it is important that they feel comfortable when they visit the hospital. The CTC has been designed with this in mind.
We have sofas, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits in the waiting room. Our treatment bays each have a remote control reclining armchair and television with Foxtel to help you settle in and feel as relaxed as possible during your study visit. There is a bathroom in the centre for your use.
The CTC is fully accessible to those with mobility issues.
There is also plenty of space for those accompanying you, such as your spouse, other family member, friend or carer.
The CTC is located at Level 2 South at the RMH.
If you have any trouble finding us, call your study nurse or the CTC – we'd be happy to assist you.
How to enrol in a research study or clinical trial
We are deeply grateful to all clinical trial participants, their families and supporters for their time and commitment to our research into finding better care treatments. Together we are making the RMH a great place to receive high-quality health care.
If you are an RMH patient interested in participating in research, talk to your clinicians and ask if there are any projects suitable for you.
If a study you are participating in requires you to take any time off work, you will be provided with a medical certificate.
Participation is not compulsory. If you no longer wish to participate in a research project, you can refuse.
Your treatment will not be affected if you don't take part and you will always continue to receive the best care we are able to offer. Please let us know your concerns.
Our commitment to you
As a patient of the RMH, you:
- Will only be asked to take part in a research project if it is appropriate for you
- Can be sure that your treatment will not be affected if you decide not to take part in a research project
- Will receive full information about the project
- Will be asked to confirm in writing that you want to take part
- Can change your mind and withdraw from a research project at any stage without your care being affected
- Can be sure that your dignity, rights, safety, confidentiality and wellbeing will always be respected
We need clinical trials to prove that new treatments are safe and effective for people to use. They are essential to the discovery of new medications and devices, neither of which can be approved for use in Australia without clinical trials.