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Our relationship with sponsors is one of partnering to bring novel clinical trials to New Zealand.


We are an integrated specialist clinical trial management organisation with a network of public hospital based sites, in New Zealand, for all trials that you wish to run:

  • Specialist regulatory function
  • Central feasibility
  • Central contracting and assistance with Ethics
  • Fast set up and trial initiation 

See our sites:

Middlemore Hospital

Whangārei Hospital


ACTT is a centre of excellence for clinical trials 

In February 2024, Aotearoa Clinical Trials became the FIRST clinical trial site network in New Zealand to achieve GCSA Certification – The Global Quality Standard for Clinical Research Sites AND IAOCR Workforce Quality Accreditation (WQA), Silver Standard.

IAOCR is The International Accrediting Organisation for Clinical Research. The WQA quality mark acknowledges a high-performing clinical research ‘workforce of excellence’ with fit-for-purpose processes and procedures that reduce risk to patients, research and reputations.  WQA ensures that clinical trial sites have a “right first time” and “quality built in” workforce ecosystem that enables compliance with ICH-GCP by focusing on global best practices related to team performance and competence.

GCSA is the global quality standard for clinical research sites and is a specialist service line provided by IAOCR specifically for sites.

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We offer World-Class Facilities

Clinic Rooms

All trials are conducted in our exclusive use clinic rooms. These are equipped with biometric equipment including stadiometers, scales and blood pressure and pulse devices. 


We have onsite pharmacy and dedicated research pharmacists. Our pharmacy boasts secure and temperature-controlled environment to ensure safe monitoring of all investigational Product (IP).

Laboratory services

There is an onsite custom-built laboratory for sample processing complete with temperature monitored freezers, refrigerators and centrifuges

eClinical Paperless Records

All trial protocols and files are managed electronically. including the site and patient files using advanced CTM systems.


Monitoring space

We have dedicated monitoring space at all our partnering hospitals with free secure WIFI. This space enables easy access to site staff and documentation.

Infusion unit

We have an infusion unit exclusively to run infusional clinical trials. This secure unit is fully staffed by our specially trained nurses. 


All our equipment is of high quality and undergoes annual recalibration and certification. A complete downloadable list is available here.

        Middlemore Equipment List


Aotearoa Clinical Trials is New Zealand’s largest clinical reseach site network.
We offer world-class facilities along with experienced and well trained staff.
Our operations include multiple hospital sites nationwide.   

Specialist Clinical Trial Staff


All our staff are specialist clinical trial staff - clinical trials are all they do. All receive regular and ongoing Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.

Clinical trial co-ordinators (CTCs)

Our highly trained co-oridnators ensure that all trials meet target recruitment and focus on the production of high quality data. 

Research nurses

Our research nurses are trained in chemotherapeutic administration and the clinical care needed for participants undergoing clinical trials. 

Specialist regulatory staff

Our specialist regulatory staff ensure the efficient journey of the trial protocol through: 

  • Independent Ethics review and approval
  • Hospital locality and approval
  • Maori Review and engagement
Blinded / unblinded functional teams.

A dedicated team ensures that the blind of the trial is maintained throughout the execution of the protocol.

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The Communities We Serve

The communities we partner with through making clinical trials available are some of the most ethnically and economically diverse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We have two decades of working in such communities and catering for the bespoke needs both culturally and economically.


Send us your feasibility

Contact us to discuss your next study and how the combination of our experience and national reach can ensure your trial is a success.

Contact the feasibility team

By working closely with our global partners we ensure access for all New Zealanders to cutting edge reserach opportunities.