The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit conducts single and multi-centre investigator and industry-initiated studies.
The studies vary in type such as:
Testing the efficacy and safety of new or novel drug treatments
Observational studies that aim to collect data from populations, and typically involve large numbers of participants followed for many years
Specifics of a group at a single point in time
The unit is based at The Alfred and enjoys close links with other primary and tertiary health care providers with similar interests, including:
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Monash Health and inner city practices
Prahran Market, Centre and Northside Clinics
We also collaborate closely with the Burnet Institute, Monash University, The Doherty Institute, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, and the Kirby Institute (Sydney).
International multi-site clinical trial for new treatments in Infectious Diseases including HIV, Hepatitis C, Influenza and Clostridium Difficile
Clinical trials in collaboration with the Doherty Institute in the field of HIV Cure
Leading or participating in multi-site surveillance and observational studies such as, FluCAN (The Influenza Complications Alert Network) and the Australian HIV Observational Database
Other studies in General Infectious Diseases as a member of the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network
Support for research implementation, monitoring and ethics applications for our collaborators
Other related infectious diseases clinical research
If you are interested in participating in a clinical study, register your interest by contacting the Clinical Research Unit.
You can also be placed on a contact list for future studies.
All potential participants in a study are provided with a Patient Information and Consent Form and are encouraged to talk to either their physician or to a member of the Clinical Research Unit before agreeing to be involved in a study.