Ballarat Health Services is the principal referral hospital for the Grampians Region, which extends from Bacchus Marsh to the South Australian border. The region, covering some 48,000m2, is home to nearly 250,000 people. BHS is the largest clinical site in the rural west Victoria and conducts Phase II, III, IV clinical trials.

The research staff at BHS have over 45 years combined Study Coordinator experience and the research Team includes 1 Clinical trial manager and 8 Study Coordinators within different disciplines of Clinical trial research including Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Surgery

At BHS all our research staff are well trained, GCP certified and adhere to SOPs. At BHS we also use electronic systems to manage essential clinical trial documents which comply with all requirements of GCP.

  • Electronic medical record system (BOSSnet, ARIA and Sponsor based)
  • SiteDocs (for maintaining electronic ISF)
  • Ethical review manager (ERM)
  • TrialMATE

Governance – Ballarat Health Services – St John of God HREC

We work closely with our colleagues in the ethics and governance division and have approximate timeframes of:

  • Time to approval = 2-3 weeks post Lead site approval
  • Time from Site Selection to first patient on study = 4 weeks

For more information please see our site profile


Ballarat Health Services


804 Sturt Street
Ballarat VIC 3350

Opening Hours

Clinical Trial Department
Clinical Trial Manager
Carmel Goss
P: 03 53204735

Clinical Trials Project Officer
Arun Gandrathi
P: 0435615678

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