What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are a vital part of medical research.  They are rigorously controlled tests of a new medication on human participants and enable new medicines to be developed and improved to treat patients around the world.


If you participate in a clinical trial you will gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. For most trials you will be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses such as travel costs. You will also receive regular checks and medical tests that do not cost you anything.

How to participate:

Making the decision to participate in a clinical trial is a very personal decision. It can be helpful to talk to friends, family members or a doctor.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial please register your interest on the form below. Your enquiries will be kept confidential.


“The staff were professional, helpful and I knew I could trust them. They were efficient without being rushed and remained compassionate toward my condition. Optimal Clinical Trials made participating easy -They all treated me with respect, explained things fully and they made sure I knew what was happening before starting and throughout the study. There was ample opportunity to ask questions and help available at all times. I felt totally confident in Dr M and his nurses. I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the trial and hope to do others and definitely recommend him and his team to others.”

Rebecca Rossiter, Auckland, New Zealand

“Optimal Clinical Trials made my first clinical trial an enjoyable experience and I would happily take part in another clinical trial run by these professionals.”

Danielle Auld-Julian, Auckland, New Zealand

“Optimal Clinical Trials who administered the trial were a pleasure to be involved with, and maintained the utmost professionalism at all times. While undergoing the trial I found I was able to focus entirely on the study at hand because everything else was taken care of and it helped that a member of the team was always on hand to guide me through any difficulties or questions I had. I would not hesitate to undergo another trial with Dr Montgomery or his team, or to recommend that others to do the same.”

James Lewis-Pullin, Auckland, New Zealand

“Thanks so much for involving me in the trial. I would do another trial if it came up.”

Mark Walbran, Auckland, New Zealand

“Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to take part in this study. I found the whole experience to be very pleasant and professional. Everyone was very friendly and easy to get along with, which made the time pass very quickly. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Montgomery and his team to anyone considering doing studies with them.”

Emmie Corrigall , Auckland, New Zealand

“I enjoyed being part of this study, Dr Montgomery and the nurses were very friendly and gave clear instructions and descriptions of everything that I needed to do. The atmosphere was very friendly and I was made to feel very welcome. Given the opportunity I would definitely take part in another study.”

Raigon Hodgson, Auckland, New Zealand

I enjoyed being part of the study and would be keen to be involved in another one again if the chance arose. It was very easy to be a participant. The staff were friendly and professional.”

Kimberly Phillips, Auckland, New Zealand


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