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Diabetes research isn’t possible without the help of people living with diabetes. You can play a vital role by taking part in a research study or trial.

By taking part in a diabetes research study or clinical trial, you can help discover and progress new ways of treating and, ultimately, curing diabetes. Learning about current research taking place also inspires hope for the future of diabetes care and innovation.

Diabetes Victoria aims to bring you information about the latest diabetes research and let you know how you can take part. We will raise awareness of the work being done to alleviate the burden of living with diabetes and towards a future free from diabetes.

We provide information about both clinical trials (see below) and research studies. Research studies focus more on non-clinical aspects of living with diabetes or working to prevent diabetes in the future.

Clinical trials are primarily designed to answer specific questions about possible new treatments or new ways of using existing (known) treatments. Clinical trials are delivered to determine whether new drugs or treatments are safe and effective.
Diabetes Victoria provides this information as a service to the community, it is the responsibility of the individual to determine the appropriateness of participating in a study.

Diabetes Victoria does not take any responsibility arising out of individuals participating in a study or trial. We recommend  seeking  advice from your usual medical practitioner or any other appropriate source deemed necessary before consenting to participate.

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Information about clinical trials

Diabetes clinical trials are an essential part of the development of new interventions and tests that may help to improve diabetes care or management.

As a consumer you might be interested to know:
  • What is a clinical trial?
  • Why be part of a clinical trial?
  • How to take part in a clinical trial?
  • How to find a clinical trial return?
The Australian Clinical Trials website contains general information and addresses these questions.

Useful links

Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes: The ACBRD is the first national research centre in Australia and internationally, dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes.

Australian Clinical Trials: This website aims to provide reliable and up-to-date information and advice about clinical trials in Australia. It provides  simple information about clinical trials in Australia and how to become involved in a clinical trial.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: The Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) is an online register of clinical trials being undertaken in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.

Australian Type 1 Diabetes Immunotherapy Collaborative – St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research: (ATIC) ATIC is a clinical trials network of adult and paediatric endocrinologists, immunologists, clinical triallists and members of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community across Australia and New Zealand. 

ClinTrial Refer: ClinTrial Refer is an online patient recruitment service designed to help people interested in volunteering for medical research find clinical trials that are relevant to them.

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)): IPAN is a multi-disciplinary research institute with internationally renowned researchers focussed on understanding - and influencing - physical activity and nutrition to improve health across the lifespan. IPAN research human health. Some of their studies require real, every-day people to take part.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Clinical Trials Centre 
The Clinical Trials Centre conducts research in areas of diabetes including; prevention, prediction and treatment of type 1 diabetes; medical device technologies; precision diagnostics and therapeutics for type 2 diabetes and other forms of diabetes. 

Diabetes Technology Research Group (DTRG): aims to improve the lives of people with diabetes through exceptional research that drives advancement in innovative technologies. 

The DTRG work in clinical research primarily in the type 1 diabetes space with tertiary institutions both locally in Victoria, nationally and internationally as well as with patient representative bodies including Diabetes Victoria and JDRF. 

Unless expressly stated otherwise, Diabetes Victoria does not endorse third-party products, services, offers, research or any other information provided by third parties. You must undertake your own inquiries to determine the accuracy and relevance of any products, services, offers, research or other information provided by third parties. Diabetes Victoria is not liable for any representations made by such third parties.