for Research Professionals

The MS Australia Clinical Trials Network was established to facilitate the clinical trials process for MS in Australia and New Zealand and increase awareness and access to clinical trials for people with MS and other demyelinating diseases.

The MS Australia Clinical Trials Network does not aim to replace the direct interaction between trial sponsors and neurologists or trial sites. Rather, it aims to increase the availability of information and maximise opportunities for participation for all parties. The MS Australia Clinical Trials Network is particularly well placed to support investigator-driven clinical trials and clinical research.

For neurologists, researchers and other clinical staff, the MS Australia Clinical Trials Network can help you in four specific ways:

Assistance and advice on the completion of feasibility questionnaires

Learn of clinical trials recruiting patients or requiring sites

Quickly identify promising trials

Access to a panel of experts for advice

Learn of clinical trials requiring sites

MS Australia Clinical Trials Network will keep you informed of approaches from trial sponsors looking for potential trial sites. If you’re interested in learning more about a trial described in an email from the MS Australia Clinical Trials Network, just let us know and we can put you in contact with the Trial Sponsor.

If you are approached by a CRO or trial sponsor, you might consider directing them to the MS Australia Clinical Trials Network so we can keep the MS clinical community informed and provide any further assistance that they may require.

Patient recruitment

For trial sites and investigator-lead clinical research, we provide a valuable avenue for widening patient recruitment through our Find a Trial listing.

When planning a trial and applying for HREC approval please include the MS Australia Clinical Trials Network website as one of your patient recruitment methods and contact us via so that we can list the trial as soon as HREC approval has been obtained.

Access to expertise

The MS Australia Clinical Trials Network Executive Committee and Scientific Review Panel can provide expert assistance, particularly for investigator driven trials, through reviewing protocols and budgets, facilitating collaborations and widening recruitment of trial centres and patients.

The Network’s Executive Committee consists of MS neurologist representatives from Australia and New Zealand supported by a Scientific Review Committee.

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