The resources below have been developed to assist you to effectively run your clinical trial and to ensure compliance with Good Clinical Practice and other regulations.
Standard Operating Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) underpin the quality clinical research conducted by both PaCCSC and CST. A suite of SOPs has been developed to provide process and rigour to the conduct of the entire research program. The SOPs are reviewed every two years and new SOPs are developed as required. Go to the Standard Operating Procedures page.
The Coordinating Principal Investigator Manual is for clinicians and researchers who have an idea for a new palliative care or cancer symptom clinical study and who wish to progress this idea into a clinical trial.
coordinating principal investigator manual (pdf, 295 kb)
The Principal Investigator Manual is for organisations who are recruiting patients to clinical trials run by the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PACCSC) and/or Cancer Symptom Trials (CST).
principal investigator manual (pdf, 100 kb)
The presentations below are available for our researchers and partners to use to introduce your colleagues or broader network to PaCCSC and CST.
About PaCCSC (PPT, 8,772 KB)
About CST (ppt, 8,292 kb)
PaCCSC membership (ppt, 8,564 kb)
CST membership (ppt, 3,223 kb)
Guidelines and templates
New study proposals
All new study applications must be submitted on the PaCCSC or CST New Study Proposal template, available on the Templates page. The PaCCSC template is for studies in the palliative population, and the CST template is for studies in the cancer only population. Submit your study proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
In line with the purpose and sims of PaCCSC and CST, new study support will be considered for:
- randomised controlled trials (RCTs)
- small pilot studies for proof of concept (feasibility, safety, efficacy)
- sub-studies embedded within a current study, which adds value to the suite of currently running RCTs
Support offered to new studies is outlined in the PaCCSC and CST new study proposals Standard Operating Procedures. New studies that do not fit within the listed criteria cannot be considered for support from PaCCSC or CST.
Discussion of consent with a potential clinical trial participant is a critical element of clinical trial research. The Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) has developed a training video to demonstrate the process of consent.
- Informed Consent Process and Discussion [opens external site]
Information for clinical trial participants
The brochures below answer frequently asked questions about participation in clinical trials. You are welcome to print copies for potential clinical trial participants who are interested in a PaCCSC or CST clinical trial.
PaCCSC FAQs (pdf, 124kb)
CST FAQs (pdf, 128kb)