The New Zealand Association of Clinical Research (NZACRes) has developed a standardised Clinical Trial Research Agreement (sCTRA) based on the Medicines Australia template that has successfully been used in Australia. More recently NZACRes has consulted widely with the New Zealand clinical research industry to update the standardised Clinical Trial Research Agreement.
Standardised Clinical Trials Research Agreements (sCTRA)
Note: The link to
the "Medicines New Zealand Guidelines on Clinical Trials Compensation
for Injury Resulting from Participation in an Industry Sponsored Clinical
Trial" referenced in the sCTRA is no longer active. Please refer directly
to the Medicines NZ website.
8 August 2017 Minor updates have been made to the CRO and sponsor contract template to correct formatting issues. These changes do not impact the contract and therefore version numbering has not changed.
NZACRes sCTRA Sponsor V5 3 Oct 2016 (184 KB)
NZACRes CRO CTRA V3 10 Oct 2016 (202 KB)
Important Notice CRO acting as Local Sponsor dated 29 July 2014
Collaborative or Cooperative Groups
Contract Addendum Template
Privacy Consent - for optional use
Privacy Consent, v1, 21Sep2016 (23 KB)
NZACRes understands the need for organisations to review and plan for the implementation of the updated standard contracts. During this period you may agree with your contracting party to use either the previous or updated version. NZACRes suggests the updated version is used solely as of 1st July 2017.
NZACRes aims to assist members and the NZL research community by providing standard templates and tools. In providing standard templates and tools NZACRes accepts no liability for any disputes arising from the use of these documents.