Clinical Research in New Zealand

Experienced research personnel around New Zealand conduct local and international clinical research at public and private hospitals, universities, medical schools and research institutions.

A number of specialty phase one clinical trial units have also been established. Both local and multinational Clinical Research Organisations have a strong presence in New Zealand and many international Pharmaceutical companies conduct their research in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Advantage:

  • Experienced and innovative researchers
  • Excellent recruitment and retention rates
  • Quality of data (ICH-GCP and FDA standards)
  • Quality research infrastructure
  • Pragmatic regulatory environment
  • High medical practice standards similar to those of Europe and USA
  • Cost effective research solutions

Clinical Trials in New Zealand must be registered. The Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry (ANZCTR) ( is available for registration of New Zealand trials, however other registries are also accepted.

The ANZCTR meets the requirements of the ICMJE register policy and is consistent with the proposed WHO portal.
Click on the tabs above to find out more about various aspects of clinical research in New Zealand.


  • Medsafe

    Via Email:
    Phone (04) 819 6800
    P O Box 5013
    New Zealand

  • National Co-ordinator of HDECs

    Via Email:
    phone 0800 4 ETHICS (or from outside NZ +64 4 819 6877)
    Ethics Committees
    Ministry of Health
    PO Box 5013
    Wellington 6145
    New Zealand

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