Clinical trials and studies
Clinical trials are carefully monitored and supervised tests of new and existing medicines and therapies.
These trials are conducted to help improve the lives and treatment of people with medical conditions like asthma.
They are a way of thoroughly testing whether new medicines and therapies are safe and effective before they are made widely available to the general population, or to work out the best way of using existing treatments. Professional clinical trials are undertaken in controlled environments with close supervision. Each needs to be approved by a formal ethics committee before the trial starts.
Australian clinical trials
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Government are working together to achieve a nationally consistent approach to the way that clinical trials are conducted. As part of this initiative, they have developed a new website that provides a list of all current clinical trials as well as useful information for people considering participating in a trial:
- What is a clinical trial?
- Why take part?
- Who can participate?
- How to be part of a clinical trial?
- How to find a clinical trial?
Visit the Australian Clinical Trials website.
Asthma research awards
We offer a major fellowship plus several smaller awards and prizes to encourage research into asthma by researchers across various disciplines and interest areas.
Read about our Research Awards.