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Sustaining Australian research through clinical trials and investigator networks

R John Simes and Steven A R Webb
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (3): 127-128. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10066
Published online: 18 February 2013

Australians should continue to benefit from a health system based on clinical trials evidence

In mid 2012 the MJA convened a summit on improving the landscape of clinical trials in Australia, where researchers from investigator networks and trial coordinating centres met with government policymakers, industry representatives, consumer groups and health professionals. The difficulties Australia faces in relation to research and health care and the practical solutions that emerged from the summit are the subject of a series of forthcoming articles in the MJA, including one in this issue.1

  • R John Simes1
  • Steven A R Webb2,3

  • 1 NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 3 Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: john@ctc.usyd.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

Steven Webb receives funding from a Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Practitioner Fellowship.

Competing interests:

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group receive research grants from the NHMRC.

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