The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Australia's largest children's hospital treats approximately 34,000 children as inpatients and 230,000 as outpatients each year. In addition there are approximately 70,000 annual presentations in Emergency. Each of these children is a potential research participant.
RCH has unique partnerships with Australia's largest paediatric research institute, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and with the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. The partnership is known as the Melbourne Children's Campus, . The Campus environment offers excellent
collaborative opportunities and fosters high quality research and researchers.
The Melbourne Children's Campus is located in modern surroundings with state of the art facilities and research support departments, enabling cutting edge research.
A key development is the Melbourne Children's Trial Centre (MCTC) which has a dedicated purpose-built
clinical trial area. Headed by Professor Andrew Davidson and Associate Professor Noel Cranswick, MCTC has a dedicated purpose-built clinical trial area and performs high quality, timely, clinical trials in children that comply with local and international guidelines. MCTC personnel are highly experienced in conducting Phase I to Phase IV trials to good clinical practice (GCP).
The Melbourne Children's Campus also supports a Clinical Research Development Office (CRDO), dedicated to increasing capacity for clinical research and ensuring staff are trained in the conduct of quality clinical research.
If you would like to approach the Melbourne Children's Campus regarding potential research projects, please contact Professor Andrew Davidson or A/Professor Noel Cranswick via Melbourne Children's Trial Centre
We welcome your feedback and suggestions about research at RCH. If you have any comments please contact Professor Andrew Davidson.