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

The RMH Office for Research

The Office for Research is responsible for the governance of all research conducted at the RMH, including:

  • providing leadership for the conduct of medical research that can be marketed externally to secure more research funding
  • coordinating the administration of research activities, in particular research and ethics committees and research funds
  • providing advocacy advice, assistance and encouragement to all staff wishing to pursue clinical research activities
  • coordinating the employment of staff whose salaries are funded by research grants

The Office for Research strengthens the RMH's commitment to research excellence for the best of health for all Victorians and the wider community beyond. Investigators and sponsors report regularly on the conduct of the trial and how it is progressing.

Find out more about research ethics & governance

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