Southern Clinical Trials Group Ltd

How will volunteering help us?

When we are conducting a clinical trial on a health condition that you have, we may want to contact you. For this to occur we need to record health information about you.

People who are healthy can also volunteer to be recorded in our Volunteer Database as some clinical trials need participants who have no known health conditions.

This database enables researchers to quickly identify suitable trial participants and will allow clinical trials to be carried out more.

What information would we like?

We would like to collect the following information from you.

  • Contact information
  •  Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Health conditions you may have
  • Medication information

How do we collect your information?

Directly from you.

How will we use your information?

All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Criteria may include age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history and other medical conditions.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

You can access new research treatments before they are widely available, and your participation also may help others by
contributing to medical research.

Do I have to stay in a hospital or leave my home for a clinical trial?

Participants are generally asked to come in for regular office visits at an accessible clinical trial site, which may be a doctor’s
office or dedicated clinical trial centre. Some trials require more doctor visits than would be normal for an illness or condition.

Many trials involve a physical examination or medical history review after enrolment. A description of what’s expected of the
participant should be made available before signing the informed consent document.

What kind of paperwork do I have to sign?

The information we collect from you will help us decide whether you should be notified about a clinical trial and will enable us to get in touch with you easily. Your decision to provide this information is completely your choice. If you decide not to provide this information it will not affect your ongoing healthcare with your primary healthcare provider.

How will we store your information?

Under the Privacy Act 1993 you are entitled to request access to the personal information we hold about you. You can request to be removed from the database, view the information held, and change any details at any time. There is no obligation for you
to participate in any of the clinical trials that we contact you about.