NHMRC announces $2.9m in funding for clinical trials

5 April 2012

Patients suffering chronic diseases will benefit from $2.9 million in NHMRC funding to increase access to clinical trials of new drugs, treatments and medical procedures.

The Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, said the funding will support the administration of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trials Centre and the expansion of the centre's Australia New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (ANZCTR).

Over the past 23 years, 60,000 Australasian patients have been recruited by the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre for clinical trials on cardiovascular disease, cancer and neonatal disorders.