Project 8

Learn About Clinical Research Project

A digital translation of the National Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form (PICF)

The Learn About Clinical Research Project, a collaboration between CT:IQ, NSW Health and Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA), has been completed with the digital resources now available on the NSW Health website.

The project involved working with consumers and researchers in NSW to develop the resources – a video and a digital brochure to further enhance community understanding about the role, process, and value of clinical research studies.

Taking part in clinical research studies provide valuable knowledge to help people live healthier and better lives, both now and in the future. However, many in the community do not truly understand the clinical research study journey or what they need to consider before they take part in a clinical research study.

The project explored four themes often considered by participants prior to taking part in a clinical research study, including:

  • What is a clinical research study?
  • What is consent?
  • Questions to ask about participating in a clinical research study.
  • What are the risks and benefits of taking part in a clinical research study?