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Bay of Plenty Clinical Trials Unit (BOPCTU)

Bay of Plenty Clinical Trials Unit (BOPCTU)

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Role of our BOPCTU

The Bay of Plenty Clinical Trials Unit (BOPCTU) is a registered not-for-profit organisation that delivers Clinical Trial Services for BOPDHB.

Based in Tauranga, we have a team of dedicated research nurses and administrative staff that work alongside clinicians at Tauranga hospital. Our research Unit operates to local and international regulations to ensure that all research activity is undertaken to the highest standards.

Clinical trial volunteers

Our aim is to provide access to clinical trials for our community and we are involved in a variety of clinical trials across several medical areas.

We are currently seeking volunteers for:

  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease / Immunology
  • Hepatology
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Each trial has a set of criteria for enrolment. Please ask your doctor if you want to see if there is a clinical trial that is appropriate for you.


The Bay of Plenty Clinical Trials Unit delivers clinical trials services for BOPDHB.

Based in Tauranga we work with BOPDHB clinicians primarily in the secondary care setting of Tauranga Hospital and focus on the delivery of commercially sponsored Phase II-IV trials.

Our clinical services

We have many specialists interested in becoming principal investigators in a variety of fields, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Health in Ageing
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
Our facilities and team

Our clinical trials unit is situated across the road from Tauranga Hospital and is staffed by experienced clinical research team. The proximity allows for an easy collaboration between our department and the BOPDHB clinicians. Most of our patient services are delivered on the Hospital Campus. Our facilities meet regulatory and international standards expected of a clinical trials site.

Our Community

The BOPDHB serves one of largest and the fastest growing communities in New Zealand with a population of approximately 240,000 people. Our diverse population is spread across a wide region encompassing both the Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty.

Please contact Charlie Stratton, Health Research Manager, to discuss working in partnership with us in the delivery of your clinical trial.

Ph 07 579 8797

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Contact our research team

For general enquiries

Ph +64 07 579 8565 or email

The Bay of Plenty Clinical Trials Unit,
Unit 2, 850 Cameron Road,
Tauranga South, 3112

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