Covid-19 and Clinical Trials

COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors is now available on NHMRC’s website at: (external site) under: ‘Clinical trials in the context of COVID-19’.

This guidance reflects the shared views of all state and territory Departments of Health, the Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG), NHMRC and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

It provides general information and advice to institutions conducting or overseeing research, Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs), researchers and sponsors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is directed towards those involved in clinical trial research and other relevant clinical research, but also may be of use to institutions, HRECs and researchers in other fields.

The advice represents current thinking and best practice at the government level and will be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes in government policy, public health advice and the needs of those conducting and participating in clinical research in Australia.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact

Last Updated: 21/06/2024