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New Zealand Clinical Research (NZCR) is a leading early-phase clinical research provider. Our expert research team has conducted over 750 clinical studies in NZ involving more than 15,000 New Zealanders. With facilities in Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, and Auckland, clinical trials are being conducted daily to test investigative medicines. For NZCR to do this research it needs healthy people and patients to join its research community.
Participating in a clinical trial in NZ or, in fact anywhere, can be a unique and complex experience for people. It can involve a range of emotions, physical experiences, and practical considerations. As a participant in a medical trial in NZ, here are some of the things you might experience:
Participating in a clinical trial can be a complex and challenging experience, but it can also provide an opportunity to contribute to medical research.
Participating in a clinical trial can offer several potential benefits for the participant, including:
Not all clinical trials will offer these benefits to participants, and there may be risks and potential downsides to participating as well. Whilst medical trials are closely supervised, it’s important to carefully consider the potential benefits and risks before deciding to participate in a clinical trial.
While participating in a clinical trial can have potential benefits, there are also some downsides that individuals should consider before deciding to participate:
We recommend people carefully consider these potential downsides and discuss them with their family/whanau and healthcare provider before deciding to participate in a clinical trial. You should also ask questions about the trial’s goals, risks, and potential benefits to fully understand what you are agreeing to. Even if you agree to take part in a study, you have the right to discontinue at any time. NZCR’s regular medical monitoring and experienced research physicians and nurses ensure you are fully informed and looked after through your journey.
Your participation in a medical trial will make a difference and help us research investigative medicines which may change the lives of patients in NZ and around the world.
New Zealand Clinical Research is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced clinical research company, and we are committed to ensuring our clinical trial participants are fully informed and that their safety is our highest priority.
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.