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For sponsors and industry

At Gold Coast Health, clinical trials can be conducted throughout our seven separate health facilities, including three hospitals and two health precincts delivering a broad range of secondary and tertiary health services. Together with Griffith University and other entities in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, our large and growing patient population, and complex and busy health service, we make the ideal partner for clinical trials to inform contemporary and innovative clinical practices.

Gold Coast Health welcome requests to conduct clinical trials of all phases in both pharmaceutical and device interventions, with our world-renowned clinicians. Prominent active areas include: Cancer, Emergency, Paediatrics, Neurology, Cardiology, Interventional Diagnostic Services, Orthopaedics, and Mental Health. Gold Coast Health is well positioned to provide resources and expertise to facilitate trials throughout our health service. We accept patients from neonatal to end of life from all Gold Coast areas extending north, to Beenleigh and receive patient referrals in Northern and Regional New South Wales to the south.

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At a glance

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What we offer

Our Health Service offers Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliant facilities and resources expected from Clinical Trial sites including:

A dedicated Clinical Trials Unit with space for infusion and day admissions
Experienced, GCP trained Principal Investigators across many disciplines
Trained and experienced clinical and enrolled nurse study coordinators
Trial start-up, research ethics and governance services
Integrated digital health care and PowerTrials (electronic research and clinical trials management system) for source data with remote access capability
24-hour Pathology services (NATA accredited)
Refrigerated and non-refrigerated centrifuges
Commercial grade data-logged fridges and -20 degrees and -80 degrees freezers
Dedicated Clinical Trials Pharmacy
Continuous temperature monitoring for Investigational products, with alarm and 24/7 support
Medical Imaging services, including MRI, CT and X-RAY, PET scanning
Active collaboration with external providers of services for clinical trials
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) complaint secure document storage
Equipment calibration and maintenance as per GCP and hospital policy
Internal infrastructure to support Device clinical trials

Our processes by trial

Medicines and Devices
  1. Contact our Clinical Trial Unit who engage with clinicians to commence Feasibility and Site Selection processes. 
  2. In order to progress, we require a mutual agreement on terms. Including consideration of budget, project start up time and the anticipated activation date.  
  3. Work collaboratively with Site Staff to complete submissions to Regulatory Authorities such as Therapeutic Goods Administration, Human Research Ethics Committees, Research Governance, and other relevant review committees including:
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal for Clinical Trials where participants do not have capacity for Informed Consent
  • Public Health Authority authorisation for access to data where explicit consent is not attainable
  • Application to Physicists for Radiation Dose Assessment, where exposure is above considered Standard of Care
  • Product specific internal governance committees to ensure that clinical trials offered to our patients are appropriately reviewed and risk assessed.

Meeting and submission dates (and associated requirements) for GCHHS HREC can be found below:

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor?

To register your interest, call (07) 5687 0237 or email