cart Shopping Cart Cart (0)

What is research and how does it work?

Research is divided into 4 Phases

Here at the NZ Respiratory & Sleep Institute, we work fully in accordance with ICH Good ClinicalPractice (GCP), which is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the conduct of trials. We undertake mostly Phase 3 trials (see above).  

We recruit volunteers to investigate treatments for breathing disorders such as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and bronchiectasis. We also recruit those with sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnoea. 

Volunteers are those with a medically identified health problem who participate in research that is designed to better understand, diagnose, treat, or cure that disease or condition.  These procedures may or may not benefit individual study participants.

Many of these studies have very strict inclusion and exclusion criteria so not everyone is guaranteed a place on the trial. You do, however, get a good medical check-up in the process, and it costs you nothing! In fact, if you are placed into a trial, we recompense your travel costs and time for each visit. 

Clinical research trials are critical to the development of medicines and medical devices. They investigate new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. Without properly conducted trials there would be no way of knowing whether or not these treatments are effective. 



Contact Us

PHONE                  09 638 5255
FREEPHONE       0800 895 120
FAX                        09 638 6022

icon fb Follow Us on Facebook
NZ Respiratory & Sleep Institute
Ascot Office Park 
Level 3, Building B
93-95 Ascot Avenue
Greenlane East
Auckland 1051
New Zealand

Northshore Medical Specialists
326 Sunset Road
Windsor Park
New Zealand
NZ Respiratory & Sleep Institute
2B Glasgow Road
Pukekohe 2120
New Zealand

PO Box 109 409
Auckland 1149
New Zealand