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Research and development

Clinical studies in Australia

In partnership with Australian doctors we focus our skills and resources on getting life-changing medicines to people as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. We are currently conducting research to develop new medicines in the following disease areas:


The clinical research we conduct spans across all the phases that a new medicine has to go through before it can be made available. Click here to review a representation of how this works in practice. We also support academic investigators in their own research endeavours and collaborate and advocate with government to make sure that research policy helps bring further research into Australia.

AstraZeneca Australia has been working to improve peoples’ health for more than 50 years. We have invested more than $250 million in research and development in Australia in the last decade and invest $4 billion globally every year.

We conduct research not only in Australia, but also in numerous countries around the world. We also work in partnership with our subsidiary MedImmune to actively invest in emerging and innovative biotech companies. This investment helps them translate valuable scientific discoveries into exciting new medicine.

Should you be interested to learn more about the studies AstraZeneca is currently conducting, please click here.

If you are interested in participating in a trial as a patient please contact us on our Medical Information Line 1800 805 342. If you’re interested in participating in a trial as an investigator please contact us via

To find out more about clinical trials in Australia, please visit the dedicated Australian Government website

Externally Sponsored Research

An Externally Sponsored Research (ESR) is a clinical or non-interventional study for which AstraZeneca provides support to an external investigator or institution that takes on the role of sponsor and controls the initiation, design and delivery of a study.

If you would like to request support for an Externally Sponsored Research (ESR), please log on to ES2ROS and submit your proposal to AstraZeneca for review. For more information on ESRs click here

Active substance requests

AstraZeneca supports a programme of supplying marketed product or development compounds, in pure substance form, for pre-clinical research.

Each proposal is reviewed for scientific rationale. If the proposal is approved and a Material Transfer Agreement signed, the compound is supplied free of charge.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a compound phase III onwards, it can be submitted directly on ES2ROS. For any requests for compounds that are not Phase III and above please email your enquiry to and we will advise how to submit your request.