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Clinical guidelines and trials

Find clinical guidelines and trials in the health sciences.

Clinical guidelines and trials for health research and patient care

Clinical guidelines

Clinical guidelines are designed to support the decision-making process in patient care based on systematic reviews of clinical evidence,  the main source for evidence-based care.

Use this guide to help you find clinical guidelines from both Australia and overseas. 

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are designed to study the effect of interventions on health outcomes.

A clinical trial is 'a research activity that involves the administration of a test regimen to humans to evaluate its efficacy and safety.'

(Last JM, International Epidemiological Association. A dictionary of epidemiology. i31366284 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 2001)

Use this guide to find published or unpublished clinical trials in health sciences.

The resources in this guide may be relevant to:

  • both randomized (RCT's) and non-randomized trials
  • community trials
  • various phases of trials.