Benefits of Being a PI

Compelling reasons for a Senior Medical Officer to become a PI.



Recognition amongst peers

Greater recognition amongst peers and with your department while doing trials. 

Published Papers

The professional acknowledgement that comes from having clinical papers published. Once published, there is often a flow-on effect where international exposure leads to connections, endorsements and speaking engagements. This in turn may lead to more collaboration and approaches on future studies.

Access to the latest therapies

Working with international pharmaceutical and medical companies leads to greater and faster access to the world’s latest therapies. Your patients benefit from this access.

Additional funding

An often overlooked benefit of being a PI is the ability to generate funds for your department. Financial surpluses generated in commercial trials are fed back to the department as dedicated funds. The more commercial trials a PI does the more their department will benefit from funding for future investigator led trials. It is a win/win situation for all parties.


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Aotearoa Clinical Trials is a fully integrated research unit based at Middlemore Hospital in the heart of South Auckland, New Zealand.

We perform biopharma and medical device clinical trials in partnership with all hospital departments focusing on the diseases and long term health conditions that affect our diverse community.



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