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CSIRO's nutrition and health research clinic

CSIRO Nutrition Trials

CSIRO's nutrition and lifestyle studies provide a better understanding of the role of foods and food components in a healthy diet, allowing CSIRO scientists to explore new areas of research that will benefit the Australian community.

  • 7 March 2011 | Updated 4 September 2014

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CSIRO Nutrition and Health Research Clinic

CSIRO has been conducting dietary trials involving volunteer members of the public since the mid 1980s.

Our research is aimed at addressing the nutritional aspects and genetic determinants of some of Australia's major health concerns.

Of particular interest are:

  • obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • bowel disease
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • neurodegenerative diseases.

We are currently recruiting for the following trials:

What happens at the clinic

After a study has been designed by the researchers, it's scrutinised and finally approved by an independent human research ethics committee.

CSIRO then looks to recruit suitable people who live in the metropolitan areas of Adelaide to be active participants

Each individual study or trial has specific criteria which are outlined in the information you will receive as a potential participant.

The team has the specialised support of Research Dieticians, Registered Nurses and Clinical Trial Managers.

The CSIRO nutrition and health research clinic addresses the nutritional aspects and genetic determinants of some of Australia's major health concerns.

As a participant in a nutrition and lifestyle study you may have to:

  • modify your existing diet for a period of time
  • consume test foods or dietary supplements on a daily basis
  • maintain simple records on dietary intake of regular foods
  • attend CSIRO's nutrition and health research clinic for dietary consultations or morning blood samples
  • be available for regular visits for the duration of the study.

As a volunteer you will receive:

  • comprehensive information before the study begins to ensure you understand the rationale of the study and what the outcomes are expected to be
  • well-organised individual timetables detailing what’s required of you as a volunteer
  • appropriately presented personal/group results at the completion of the study
  • attention to detail and ongoing support from the nutrition and health research clinic personnel.

Clinic personnel

The clinical research team has the specialised support of Research Dieticians, Registered Nurses and Clinical Trial Managers.

Location

CSIRO's purpose-built nutrition and health research clinic is located in the new SAHMRI building [external link] on North Terrace, Adelaide.

Register as a Volunteer

If you are interested in participating in future studies, please complete the online registration of interest form.

For more information on volunteering for clinical trials, contact CSIRO Enquiries on 1300 363 400 or email us at CRUstudies@csiro.au [email link].

Current volunteers who wish to change their contact details or unsubscribe from the database can complete the online form on page 3.

Find out more about the work CSIRO does in Health and Wellbeing.