An important aspect of the AC4R network is that it strongly encourages sites to forward to the AC4R Committee any enquiries from Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies proposing new trials in Australia, rather than initial direct communication with centres.
The role of the AC4R Committee includes:
- Study Feasibility coordination;
- Review of Study protocols and making recommendations to the sponsors;
- Budget review and negotiation – to ensure sites receive fair and equitable payments for studies;
- Provision of start-up services such as lead site ethics, governance for all sites, negotiation of study budgets.