Participating in A Clinical Trial
A clinical trial is a controlled medical research study conducted in human volunteers, to advance specific medical treatments. Clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find pharmaceutical treatments that improve human health and save lives.
Clinical trials aren’t all about injections and drugs. Volunteers' involvement may contribute to advancements in health outcomes by participating in many different ways. Trials vary in regard to duration, who is eligible to volunteer and financial reimbursement. Some trials seek participants with illnesses or conditions, while others seek healthy participants.
Once you have registered your interest in a clinical trial, you will be invited to undergo a detailed consent process and a free health check, to ensure you are eligible. Participants can choose to opt out of trial participation at any time; no questions asked.
We invite you to help our clinical research team turn medical innovations into safe, effective treatments that will change and save lives. Enjoy our clinic's recreational facilities, including free wifi, meals and entertainment, and get reimbursed for volunteering your time.
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June - A Case Study
June is the mother of a son with Type I diabetes.
“When my son was diagnosed with diabetes I wanted him to get the right treatment and to improve his situation,” she said. “When I saw a notice in the hospital seeking healthy volunteers for a Phase I clinical trial for a new diabetes drug and I immediately enrolled."
Having a family member with a disease is a common reason that motivates healthy volunteers to participate in a clinical trial. Feelings of helplessness and distress can be reduced in some people by contributing to the research effort. Being closely involved with a friend or a family member suffering from a disease also highlights the deep desire to access new treatments and medicines, bringing clinical trials into the conversation and raising awareness of their existence for the first time with some people.
Hear about Lucinda's Experience
I was involved in a study relating to blood pressure. This involved 2 overnight stays and regular visits over a long-term . I was impressed with the medical staff; professionals, friendly and welcoming. The overnight, 24 hour, stays were pleasant, meals were provided, the cleanliness and care was fantastic. Had the opportunity to meet and chat with the head of this facility and was certainly impressed with his simplicity, friendly disposition and professionalism. Thank you for affording me this opportunity to participate in the study. A world class facility.
- Raj Singh
Just finished a study at CMAX. It was a really good experience. The staff there are excellent. The banter with the nurses was a lot of fun and I met people in my study that I now consider friends. The food was surprisingly enjoyable - except for the low salt, low fat, low taste breakfast we had to have on dosing days. I would recommend checking out the upcoming studies and giving CMAX a go. I think I will spend my next holiday there 🙂
- Andrew Train
I have taken several trials with CMAX in the past before moving to Melbourne. The unit was still at the Royal Hospital. I cannot say anything about the new place, since I havent seen it yet(even though I feel like the old place was cozier and more private). The doctors and nurses are a warm welcoming team, and the dinners are the best! I really miss CMAX and if the chance comes up, I will be back!
- Maria M
Great facility. Can not fault anything. Staff are fantastic, from the recruitment team to the nurses and doctors. The nurses make you feel very welcome and do a wonderful job. Everything is Very well organised. I had a great time and look forward to doing more trials in the future.
- Helen Mahoney
CMAX is one of Australia’s largest and most experience Phase I-II clinical trial facilities. When conducting trials, participant safety is paramount. Throughout participation, you will be continually monitored by trained doctors and nurses, who uphold ethical practices dictated by Human Resources Ethics Committees (HRECs).
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"I decided to participate in this clinical trial after carefully researching the requirements and considering the health outcomes and benefits this research would provide my family members and anyone else who suffers from this medical condition. The trial was quite a long one and I timed it with my university studies. I'm a medical student and preparing for exams is quite onerous - the clinic's peace and quiet was quite useful at this time.
I found the staff at CMAX to be fantastic throughout the whole process. Every question I had was handled with care and consideration."
Keagan, Volunteer Participant