CLINICAL TRIALS & Research Studies

With support from you, researchers at TRI can continue to fight disease. At TRI, researchers and clinicians are translating research discoveries into better patient care. An important part of this process is testing new treatments, interventions, diagnostic tools and screening methods through clinical trials. There's also a variety of studies and research papers underway at TRI and these often require participants to assist.

These trials, which are run under very strict guidelines and safety measures, test: 

  • new drugs
  • cells and other biological products
  • vaccines
  • medical devices
  • surgical and other medical treatments and procedures
  • psychotherapeutic and behavioural therapies
  • health service changes
  • preventive care strategies and
  • educational interventions

If you would like to particpate in a clinical trial, please search the website for current and future trials.

do you have healty lungs? or COPD? over 55 Years? we need you!

We need men and women with COPD or healthy lungs to take part in our influenza research at the Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital (parking can be reimbursed).

We are studying what effect adding fibre to your diet has on the immune response to the current influenza (“flu”) vaccine.

You will be required to attend the PA Hospital outpatient clinic for 3 visits and you will be given a Free Influenza Vaccine.

If you are interested, please contact our study nurse:
Krystal Rudland
Telephone:   (07) 3176 5394
Email:   [email protected]


University of Queensland is conducting research project on antiviral immunity in asthmatic people to understand why asthmatic people suffer from worse colds and flu. We need both healthy and asthmatic men and women to participate in the study and donate 70ml of blood. Participation takes place at PA hospital and takes only 15 minutes, which includes blood donation and a simple questionnaire. All samples and information will be treated confidentially. This study has ethics approval from the Metro South and UQ Research Ethics Committees.


Do you want to help find a way to control fat and improve metabolism?


We are studying novel metabolic effects of a medication which blocks a hormone receptor present in high abundance on fat cells. The medication is currently in use safely for other indications.

We need volunteers who are:

  • Women
  • Age 18-45 years
  • Overweight/obese (BMI 25-40)
  • Not pregnant
  • A reimbursement will be offered and light snacks will be provided!!

Study is being undertaken at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and has been approved by the Metro South and University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee.

For further information, contact:

Diane Cowley [email protected] or
Dr. Moe Thuzar (Research Doctor) email: [email protected] or Tel: 07 3176 2111

Naevi, Skin, Moles & Melanoma Studies

The CRE for the Study of Naevi has several research trials currently underway.

"It is our aim to improve consumers’ effectiveness in the timely detection of suspicious lesions and, in so doing, to ultimately reduce the morbidity, mortality, cost and suffering associated with advanced disease."

> Click here for the latest clinical trials at the CRE for the Study of Naevi


The role of genetics in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well established but other factors are also involved. Our clinical study aims at understanding the intricate relationships between rheumatoid arthritis, genetics and environmental factors. 

We are recruiting: 

  • Healthy controls (anyone without RA)
  • First degree relatives of people with RA (siblings, parents or children)
  • RA Patients

For more information, contact [email protected]

Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Queensland

For Researchers
Information about clinical trials research activities at APCRC–Q

For Patients
Information for people with prostate cancer who are interested in participating in a clinical trial.

Evaluating Immunotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
A global clinical study evaluating an investigational vaccine-based immunotherapy (PROSTVAC- V/F + GM-CSF) for metastatic prostate cancer.

Evaluation of New Imaging Techniques for Localised Prostate Cancer Patients
Evaluation of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with a [68Ga]gallium-labelled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ligand for the Detection of Multiple Cancer Foci in Localized Prostate Cancer Patients.

Australian Clinical Trials Registry

Recently the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) launched a website directory featuring a searchable listing of clinicial trials in Australia. Factsheets, tips and instructions are available in sections with guides for both consumers and research teams.

> Click to visit the Australian NHMRC clinicial trials website