Eminent Australian to lead one stop shop clinical trials reform group

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The federal government has appointed Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC, FAA FTSE, to lead reforms as chair of the Inter-Governmental Policy Reform Group (IGPRG) for health and medical research, including clinical trials.

Australian health ministers agreed to establish the IGPRG to provide policy and operational oversight of the National One Stop Shop for health and medical research.

The National One Stop Shop Program aims to transform health and medical research by making it easier for patients, researchers and sponsors to find, conduct and participate in clinical trials and research.

The IGPRG will also have a role in implementing and regulating the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework, which will ensure a nationally consistent approach to clinical trials.

Professor Chubb previously served as chief scientist for Australia from 2011 to 2016. He also led the national consultations on the design of the program One Stop Shop.

“A One Stop Shop for cutting-edge clinical trials will ensure that Australian patients and researchers are among the first to benefit from new life-changing and life-saving medicines," said Health Minister Mark Butler.

"I have asked my department to work with states and territories on the next phase of analysis and platform specification as a priority.

"I am committed to delivery of the One Stop Shop and I can’t think of a better person than Professor Chubb to oversee this reform.

“Professor Chubb has dedicated his career to improving health and medical research and education in this county and I am pleased he has agreed to share his knowledge and experience through the IGPRG.

“I look forward to working closely with him, as well as state and territory governments and the medical and technical industry to make this ambitious reform a reality," added Mr Butler.