Should you do this clinical trial? Can you do the trial here? These are the key questions for ethics and governance of clinical trials.
Clinical trials in Australia are subject to laws and regulations in relation to their conduct and researchers have responsibilities in relation to these laws and regulations and the conduct of their clinical trial.
A number of laws, regulations and guidelines inform and govern clinical trial conduct in Australia, and these include, but are not limited to:
An international listing of human research standards, including Australia, is located here