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Queensland Clinical Trials Coordination Unit (QCTCU)

The Queensland Clinical Trials Coordination Unit (QCTCU) helps coordinate clinical trials and services.

Supporting researchers

The clinical trial coordination unit sits in the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI), Prevention Division Team in Queensland Health.

Our role is to support researchers by facilitating approvals, monitoring and streamlining research ethics and governance processes and managing intellectual property.

Supporting sponsors

Our clinical trials liaison officers (CTLOs) are a single point of contact for sponsors wanting to do a clinical trial in Queensland.

We can help you find a clinical trial site or a clinical trial service provider.

Contact our Clinical Trials Liaison Service by emailing

If you’d like to find out about our current and past research, you can use our database.

This has over 10,000 projects and a growing collection of publications across our 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.

The Queensland Clinical Trial Site Capability Portal also has information about doing clinical trials in Queensland.

Access the Clinical Trial Strategic Action Plan for increasing clinical trial activity 2022-2025 (PDF 278 kB).

Ethics and governance

Our research ethics and governance team is responsible for consultation, development and review of state wide research ethics and governance policies.

We support researchers, Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC), coordinators, research governance officers and study sponsors wanting advice and direction about ethical and governance issues.

Read more about ethics and governance.

Using confidential information

If your research uses information that you’re unable to get consent for, you may need to apply under the Public Health Act 2005.

Read more about using confidential information.

Last updated: 30 August 2023