New centre to promote world-class WA health research

  • $1.3 million for Clinical Trials and Data Centre
  • Focus on innovation to attract national grants and funding
  • Student prize winners highlight research potential

A bold new medical initiative is set to attract more clinical trials to Western Australia and build on the State’s international reputation for research excellence.

Health Minister John Day said the Liberal National Government had committed $1.3 million over three years to establish WA’s first Clinical Trials and Data Centre.

“Clinical trials are a vital component of a strong, safe and sustainable health system.  They ensure the quality of existing treatment regimes as well as the safety and efficacy of proposed new treatments,” Mr Day said.

The new centre will be established under the auspices of the Western Australian Health Translation Network, an alliance of the State’s universities, medical research institutes, private and public hospitals and the Western Australian Department of Health.

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