MTPConnect secures $38M funding boost for Diabetes and CBD Research

MTPConnect has some breaking news that their TTRA announcement has been made by the Minister for Health & Aged Care, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP. MTPConnect’s Research Centres Information Session webinar is happening this week on 20 January 2021 at 3:30pm-4:30pm AEDT online. The link to register is here: Expressions of Interest for both Research […]

Welcoming 2021

2021 is here, and our team at PRAXIS Australia Ltd is ready and raring to go! Over coming weeks we’ll share news about some new and exciting services, launching on 1st March, that includes a range of new educational offerings, and an invitation to be a part of our rapidly growing community, that offers benefits back to […]

PRAXIS is Hiring! Casual Content Writers and Editors

Looking for a new challenge in 2021? Our team at PRAXIS Australia Ltd is looking for casual content writers and editors to help us build new courses and refresh existing content. If you have a background in adult learning and teaching-formal or informal (ie, design and delivery of in-house training) and a passion for education, this might […]

EU Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) to become operational by December 2021

The EU Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) will be operational by December 2021, creating a single portal for #clinicaltrial management across all Member states. The CTIS will “increase the efficiency of all trials in Europe with the greatest benefit for those conducted in multiple Member States. It aims to foster innovation and research, while helping avoid unnecessary […]

Australia’s COVID-19 Response and Our Critical Areas for Learning

This will not be a popular share. This article reveals some critical areas for learning for Australia’s #clinicaltrials sector and our public funders, and calls out a lack of coordinated and strategically planned response to the #Covid19 pandemic. As a result we have too many studies, with abysmally low #recruitment numbers (if the data is […]

MTPConnect COVID-19 Impact Report 2nd Edition

The second edition of the MTPConnect #covid19 Impact Report was released earlier today and provides a pivotal summary of the impacts and opportunities that our Australian MTP sector encountered – and continues to manage as we pass through the first 8 months of the pandemic . “The Report’s second edition is a valuable resource outlining six key issues […]

The Ethical Dilemma Posed by COVID-19 Challenge Studies

#Covid19 challenge studies bring a myriad of ethical dilemmas, especially as our knowledge of the disease and it’s longer term (#longcovid) impacts and risks become evident. Do we have a right to deny those who are driven by altruism to participate in these studies and separate them from their “interests” which we are bound to […]

International Journal of Bioethical Inquiry: Covid19 Bioethics Symposium

“Following an extraordinary response from authors from across the globe, the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry is pleased to share the first set of remarkable articles from its symposium on social and ethical implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Led by PRAXIS Australia Ltd Directors Ian Kerridge and Paul Komesaroff, and featuring many of our colleagues and […]

CT:IQ Launches Series of eConsent Use Cases

CT:IQ has launched a series of use cases illustrating successful implementation of eConsent in Australia, aimed to be used as a guide for researchers and HRECs seeking to develop and implement eConsent. “Our review of use cases revealed that use of digital platforms clearly and unequivocally enhance the informed consent process and are equally if not […]

Wellcome Trust Good Clinical Trials Collaborative

Have you heard of the work of the Wellcome Trust Good Clinical Trials Collaborative? They are working to create a new set of guidelines for clinical trial design and conduct that will reduce regulatory burden and be better fit for purpose for research that doesn’t need to apply the existing and often onerous requirements of […]