Who We Are

Our Mission

The NewZealandClinicalTrials.com website is an initiative of Datapharm Australia with the aim “to make (New Zealand) clinical trials more accessible & easier to complete”…and to make studies “high-quality low-cost”. There is not an obligation for companies to promote their clinical trials on our website, we do however encourage trials to be added for the purpose of making clinical research more accessible. If you cannot find a study on our website that you have seen somewhere else, please let us know! here>>> Note that depending on the research or clinical trial, public promotion and advertising may not be appropriate to the project. So it is more likely that unless you need to, you will not know about it. That is, there may be very specific in-patient studies, based in a particular clinic or limited number of clinics. The biggest challenge for clinical trials is awareness. If I asked you about breast cancer research, you will probably think pink ribbons and fun runs…but you probably wouldn’t know about practical ways to find out about clinical trials in breast cancer. The same would apply to the millions who participated in the ice bucket challenge. Some patient advocate groups on social media now are often ahead of the industry when it comes to connecting relevant patient populations to the latest and current research. This is a job for everyone and doesn’t really stop at a website or initiative…it really encompasses everyone on all levels. If you are passionate about raising awareness of clinical trials get in touch today…actually sign up for our newsletter (and share it with friends to share with friends…this alone could have a bigger impact than you would think)…Like our social channels and share and follow and like repeat… you might save a life in the process…no joke!

What we do for patients/people

Our aim is to assist potential clinical trial volunteers find out about research that may be of interest to them.

What we do for Sponsors

We help Sponsors manage and run clinical trials from setup to final study report. Many Sponsors of new innovative products are actually virtual companies which need support of a CRO for managing the clinical trials.

What we do for Investigator sites

We aim to identify, support and nurture existing clinical trial sites. No other website offers free public profiles to showcase site capabilities. We assist sites with promoting their clinical trials, where they can receive referrals direct from targeted advertising (or through a supported phone centre).

What we do for the greater good

Our purpose is to provide value at every point in the clinical development process. Without the ‘development’ part of “research & development”, new therapies or new cures will simply not make it to the end user ie the patients, the people, us. Therefore we aim to make this process as efficient as possible for researchers to GET STUDIES DONE! Whilst we offer many free services & support to clinical trial sites, and to those running research studies at other levels, we offer many other services that go beyond these functions to support clinical trials. These include, but are not limited to, patient engagement, patient recruitment and educating relevant parties in their roles and evolving responsibilities in clinical research. We also actively seek other like-minded companies who wish to support our initiative. If you would like to become a supporter, Sponsor, advertise, or do something more (a research project perhaps? or patient engagement campaign, run meetups in your local area) through NewZealandClinicalTrials.com contact us here to make it happen. This website has been set-up with Datapharm Australia resources, and any support from external parties to assist is welcomed and encouraged.

Who We Are

We believe with a functional team it is possible to achieve the seemingly impossible. This attitude is essential more generally throughout the clinical trials process, and should be the focus of anyone with the privilege to be involved in clinical research. We aim to make a positive impact in life by helping the clinical trials world get studies done faster with high quality and emphasis on reducing unnecessary costs! NewZealandClinicalTrials.com is lucky to have access to Datapharm Australia Resources, Staff and Leaders for supporting the development of this website. We have some great friends, advisers and connections (social, industry and academic) which support our mission and help make this site better. We are always open to meet new people and welcome other companies, supporters & contributors to the family.

NewZealandClinicalTrials.com Dev Team

Luke Edington

University of Sydney Honours Graduate in Pharmacology, also studied International Business, with a focus on marketing and international business strategy. Luke started at Datapharm Australia as a graduate, progressing in the clinical department as a CTA, CRA, Lead CRA, CCRA to Senior CRA , Clinical Project Manager and Head of the Monitoring Team. Luke now has over 10 years experience in clinical research, and manages projects both early and late phase clinical trials in various therapeutic areas. Luke has a passion for achieving goals, enjoys working with different people, and gains satisfaction from solving Sponsors’ challenges. Luke also plays an important role in business development activities for Datapharm Australia.  28fa1e5d-3874-476d-9324-50583572f4fb

Gabriel Joseph Vigano

Gabriel graduated with a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Sydney, reflecting his keen interest in all areas of science. He has published several research papers on low-level vision, and has presented at several conferences. From his time at university, Gabriel has gained proficiency in data management and analysis, experimental design, and scientific writing.

Currently working in the Datapharm Australia team as a clinical data intern/programmer, Gabriel enjoys problem solving, coding, and working at the cutting edge of clinical research. His spare time is filled with reading, drawing, writing music, and programming.

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Razvan Popescu

A digital strategy dynamo who commands the stage like a rock legend, engaging clients and challenging them with thought-provoking, paradigm-shifting ideas. 
Driven by a love of innovation, Razvan has helped to grow and transform an impressive roster of clients and brands on his path to Design Sensations, including Audi & Volkswagen Romania, Datapharm Australia, Fluccs, Sulo. 
Away from the office, Razvan strategically weaves together his own passions and pursuits, including travel (with stops in Germany, Romania and Monaco), reading, volunteering and, last but not least, quality time spent with his beloved family.

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NewZealandClinicalTrials.com Committee

HREC person

Seeking ethics contributor

Legal person

Seeking legal contributor

Patient Advocates/representative(s)

Seeking patient group contributors

Interested to be a contributor?

We actively seek people who have something special to offer. If you have any ideas, keen for collaboration, would like to give feedback or personal input, whatever it may be…we want to hear from you! Contact us here