Help Kiwis live longer, happier, and healthier lives

Did you know that within 30 years, New Zealand will have a population of almost 2 million people aged 65 and over?*

It’s important to know so we can start developing treatments now, for the medical conditions that will affect the quality of life of these future older Kiwis - our children, and grandchildren.

By volunteering for clinical research today you are contributing to the development of new treatments for medical conditions that affect older people the most, now and in the future.

*Statistics NZ

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Why volunteer for research?

Why volunteer for research?

Did you know that 72% of Kiwis are willing to participate in a clinical trial of a new medicine?* In a survey last year, we asked our volunteers why they volunteer.

56% of the volunteers surveyed participate in clinical research for more than one reason:

  • To help advance medicine
  • To help current and future patients in need
  • To try potential treatments for their own existing conditions.

*2020 NZHR Kantar Opinion Poll

What our volunteers say

What our volunteers say

"I volunteer because what we do today, reflects on our children and grandchildren." - Fale

"It makes me feel like I'm making a real difference in the lives of other people." - Colleen

"The whole staff are friendly, they've become like family to me." - Sue

Why volunteer with us?

Why volunteer with us?

We believe people choose Optimal Clinical Trials because of the outstanding experience they have with us - from the first contact with our friendly engagement specialists through to our welcoming reception and expert medical team.

Our volunteers also benefit from:

  • Compensation for their valuable time
  • Free parking
  • Great location (near Auckland hospital)
  • Easy access
  • Light refreshments
  • Pre-arranged transport for those who need it

We are dedicated to providing our volunteers with the best possible experience, because without them we wouldn’t be able to advance medicine.

Interested in a specific study?

Interested in a specific study?

We are currently researching Pneumococcal Disease and Urinary Tract Infections in older adults.