Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital reflects the health concerns and needs of our communities and is consistent with our values.

We foster research that:

  • Enhances patient care
  • Challenges clinical practice
  • Promotes innovative health service delivery

At any one time, we have 1,100 active research studies at the RMH.

View our current research studies.

Our objectives

Our research objectives are to:

  • Promote the RMH and the Parkville biomedical precinct as a leading centre for research
  • Encourage and support health care workers to participate in research activity
  • Optimise translation of research into clinical practice and health policy
  • Foster collaborative relationships to optimise opportunities for research

We are at the forefront of research innovation to find new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.

Person handling test tubes for research
Partners, sponsors and collaborators

Around 50% of our research studies are collaborations with local, national and international industry, universities and research institutes.

Our collaborations
Research staff in lab
Why partner with us

We work with many multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device companies, as well as contract research organisations to provide information to regulatory bodies.

Why partner with us
Diabetes and Endocrinology research nurse with patient in Clinical Trials Centre
About clinical trials

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.

Contact us
Office for Research
(03) 9342 8548
The RMH Parkville
Level 2 South West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria