As an Australian peak industry body for preclinical and clinical trials and related service providers, Queensland Clinical Trials Network Inc. (QCTN) is the primary point of contact for domestic and international organisations seeking to undertake preclinical and clinical research in Australia.
It is a member-based, industry-focused group (“umbrella organisation”) representing national and international businesses which have a presence in Queensland, Australia. These organisations are life sciences service providers and related entities serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, complementary medicines and medical devices industries.
QCTN’s aim is to promote and raise the visibility of the Australian biopharmaceutical industry and life sciences service providers at a national and international level and to support them in building their capabilities and marketing activities.
Based in Queensland, Australia QCTN was established in 2005 with support from the Queensland Government as part of its Smart State Initiative. Click here to view a presentation titled 'Introduction to R&D capabilities in Queensland, Australia'.
QCTN is not a:
- Government organisation
- provider of grants or funding of any kind
- Contract Research Organisation (CRO)
- clinical research organisation – QCTN does not itself directly conduct clinical trials