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The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is recognised as being at the cutting edge of eye research and clinical trials in Australia. It has consolidated expertise in the conduct of clinical trials and is closely associated with the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH), and affiliated with the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology, creating a centre of excellence in eye research. CERA has also been designated as a Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Blindness by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the only such centre in Australia.

The CERA Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU), is a newly establishment unit and the future establishment of the Eye Trials Research Network (ETRN) are two initiatives currently being undertaken to streamline clinical trial conduct at CERA. The primary objective of both CTRU and the ETRN is to facilitate increased recruitment potential for sponsors in the most expeditious, coordinated and cost effective manner, thereby, attracting more trials to Australia.

Web Site: www.cera.org.au 


  • Clinical Trials Research, Center For Eye Research
    Clinical Trials Research Unit
    Level 1, 32 Gisborne St
    East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
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  • Last UpdatedApril 30, 2016 4:43pm EDT

Therapeutic Areas

Demographic Data

  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices
  • PopulationsChild 2-10 yrs, Adolescent 11-17 yrs, Adult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteAcademic
  • Number of studies last year6
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents5
  • Type of IRB used by this siteLocal
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Monthly
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract3