The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

DACRIN logoCould your clients benefit from knowledge about and access to clinical trials in Addiction Medicine?

The NSW Drug and Alcohol Clinical Research and Improvement Network (DACRIN) is a collaborative network of NSW Local Health District and Health Network alcohol and other drug (AOD) services engaged in clinical research.  Funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, DACRIN is the first AOD clinical research network to be formally recognised with full membership of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance.

DACRIN’s ClinTrial Refer app

ClinTrial Refer (https://www.clintrial.org.au/) is a mobile app platform to help connect clients, clinicians and researchers across a range of clinical settings.

DACRIN recently released our ClinTrial Refer app. Designed for use by both clinicians and clients, and freely available in the app store, the app allows app users to search for clinical trials and other studies in Addiction Medicine (and many other disciplines), providing study details, locations and referral contacts.

The app enhances client access to emerging therapies through clinical trial participation, as well as to research participation and benefits more generally.

ClinTrial Refer is free to download from the app store, and easy to use in individual, clinic and multidisciplinary team settings. App users can:

  • Search, by discipline or location, for a clinical trial or other research studies in which clients may be interested.
  • Do a quick eligibility screen using the inclusion and exclusion criteria listed on the app.
  • Contact the research site via the details contained in the app.
  • Let the site help clients and clinicians understand the purpose and complexities of the study.

For more information about DACRIN’s ClinTrial Refer app, please contact DACRIN’s Statewide Coordinator, Libby Topp, on 02 8302 6519, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.