Would you like to volunteer for a Clinical Trial?

Much of the research conducted at the GRC can only be done with the generous support of those people who participate in our clinical research trials. Members of the pubic can become involved in our clinical trials that are currently recruiting (details below). By participating in a trial, you can help us in identifying the genes involved in high blood pressure, migraine, breast and skin cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Similarly, if you are a senior, you can also participate in one of our trials that relates to Alzheimer’s disease and possible treatments.


Trials Currently Recruiting

The Early Trial 

This trial is looking at a possible preventative treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently recruiting: healthy seniors aged 60-85 with no symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, such as memory loss.

The Engage Trial

This trial is investigating a different type of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease that targets the condition in its early phases.

Currently recruiting: seniors aged 50-83 who have an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (diagnosed within the last 1-2 years) or are having memory issues.


The GRC is calling on the public to help build-up their numbers of volunteer samples by donating blood. We are aiming to collect around 300 NHL (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) cases and also 300 control samples – that is, people who have not been diagnosed with cancer. The blood donation takes only 5 minutes and will aid in our research for around the next 5-10 years. For more info and contact details for this study please click here.

If you or someone you know may be interested in participating in one of these trials, please contact the Genomics Clinical Trials Centre on 07 5688 7170.