RDC Clinical is the recruitment arm of RDC Global, a clinical research organisation within the industries of complimentary medicines, dietary supplements, foods, cosmetics and outpatient pharma.
At RDC we strongly believe in evidence based medicine. Our passion is researching innovative products that have the potential to offer a real benefit to the end-user.
While we are an Australian owned business located in Brisbane, our clients are located around Australia and from many countries around the world. Australia has a robust clinical trial framework with some of the world’s highest standards which make it an attractive destination for international sponsors seeking high quality clinical trials.
All RDC Clinical Trials are conducted in compliance with the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. With the exception of post-market feedback studies on cosmetic or food, all clinical trials are approved by a human ethics committee, which thoroughly examines all aspects of the trial’s design, protocol, and safety before the trial is given the approval to commence.
What is the research used for?
The research we conduct is used in a number of ways, including:
- to be published in relevant journals to share publicly with the scientific, medical and general community;
- to present to regulatory authorities around the world to assist regulatory compliance and marketing approvals; and
- for product developers to learn more about the performance of their products which assists in further advancements.
What kinds of products are studied?
At RDC we have trials on a wide range of products including:
- TGA listed dietary supplements (including herbs and vitamins)
- Ingredients listed on the ATAGI register.
- Functional foods
- Pharmaceuticals (no first in human)
We do not conduct studies on products that have not yet been proven safe for human use.
All studies are conducted on either ‘overtly healthy’ or ‘otherwise healthy’ volunteers in an outpatient model. This means that there are no overnight stays required in our clinic. Study assessments involve in clinic consultations and/or electronic questionnaires that can be completed at home. Where we can, we offer studies that can be completed from anywhere in Australia.
PARTICIPANT INFORMED CONSENT
It is a requirement that every participant in our studies provides informed consent. We provide a Participant Information and Consent form which contains details about the study product and study requirements. In addition, all potential participants will receive a telephone call from one of Trial Coordinators to explain the study and answer questions. Once a person has read and understood the document, and happy to participate, the form is signed.