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NZCR provides compensation for the time and inconvenience of taking part in a clinical trial. This includes payment for trial participation and travel to our facilities.
Compensation for trial participation is based on the time and inconvenience involved with taking part in the trial. All our payments are made at the end of the trial on completion of the required forms. We are required to deduct tax from the trial payment. If you require information about taxation, please contact an independent adviser as we are not able to provide this advice.
Please visit our FORMS section to complete the applicable forms.
A clinical trial is a scientific trial that involves people. A clinical trial investigates whether a medicine is safe and effective for the treatment of a disease or medical condition. They are conducted by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in collaboration with independent investigators (our research doctors).
Results from clinical trials can be used to make new medicines available for patients worldwide. Clinical trials can involve “healthy participants” and patient populations.
There are several phases in clinical trials.
All NZCR trials are approved by New Zealand regulatory authorities.
To ensure participant safety, all clinical trials conducted in NZ must be approved by the appropriate regulatory authorities. There is always some risk associated with taking any medicine and there will be an additional risk in taking any new medicines. There is no way to predict how an individual may react to any medication. Health risks and side effects are pre-determined during pre-clinical and early clinical trials, side effects can differ from person to person. There is no way to 100% predict how a treatment will affect an individual, therefore early phase clinical trials involve many rigorous safety assessments.
NZCR values the trust and confidence you place in us by providing your personal information. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of individual’s personal information, and health information. Your personal information may be viewed by NZCR staff and clinical trial sponsors, or their representatives, in accordance with NZCR Privacy Standards.
To gain advice related to volunteer rights in a clinical trial, you may contact a Health & Disability Consumer Advocate on 0800 11 22 33.
New Zealand Clinical Research (NZCR) provides state of the art research facilities and the expertise to conduct complex early phase clinical research in healthy participant and patient populations.