Compelling reasons for a Senior Medical Officer to become a PI.
Recognition amongst peers
Greater recognition amongst peers and with your department while doing trials.
The professional acknowledgement that comes from having clinical papers published. Once published, there is often a flow-on effect where international exposure leads to connections, endorsements and speaking engagements. This in turn may lead to more collaboration and approaches on future studies.
Access to the latest therapies
Working with international pharmaceutical and medical companies leads to greater and faster access to the world’s latest therapies. Your patients benefit from this access.
An often overlooked benefit of being a PI is the ability to generate funds for your department. Financial surpluses generated in commercial trials are fed back to the department as dedicated funds. The more commercial trials a PI does the more their department will benefit from funding for future investigator led trials. It is a win/win situation for all parties.
Middlemore Clinical Trials (MMCT) is New Zealand's largest clinical trials site, which offers world-class facilities, excellent audited procedures, and a fully integrated research unit.