Tele-trials in Victoria
Tele-Trials involve the use of telemedicine to conduct clinical trials. They allow a clinician at a larger centre to enrol, consent and treat patients on clinical trials in collaboration with smaller regional and rural centres, allowing patients to participate closer to home. Tele-trials are not yet common practice in Australia or internationally.
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Tele-trials Program has established a framework for Victorian institutions, applying the principles of the Australasian Tele-trials Model, developed by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and Queensland Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
To assist Victorian clinical research sites to meet their regulatory and legal requirements, the VCCC has also developed several Standards of Practice.
To assist in meeting Good Clinical Practice (GCP) requirements, Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre delivers accredited Good Clinical Practice training, including introduction and refresher courses.