The Australian Government has appointed Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC, FAA FTSE to lead key reforms as Chair of the Inter-Governmental Policy Reform Group (IGPRG) for health and medical research, including clinical trials.
All Australian health ministers agreed to establish the enduring IGPRG, which will provide policy and operational oversight of the National One Stop Shop for health and medical research.
The National One Stop Shop Program will transform health and medical research in Australia, by making it easier for patients, researchers and sponsors to find, conduct and participate in clinical trials and research.
It will deliver innovative treatments and improved health outcomes, increase productivity and sustainability in the health system, create jobs and help grow Australia’s innovation economy.
The IGPRG will also have a key role in implementing and regulating the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework which will ensure a nationally consistent approach to clinical trials.
Professor Chubb brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as Chief Scientist for Australia from 2011 to 2016, and has made a significant contribution to health and medical research during his career.
He has been integral to the development of the One Stop Shop to date, having already led the national consultations on the design of the program.
Quotes attributable to Minister Butler:
“A One Stop Shop for cutting-edge clinical trials will ensure that Australian patients and researchers are among the first to benefit from new life-changing and life-saving medicines.
I have asked my department to work with states and territories on the next phase of analysis and platform specification as a priority.“
I am committed to delivery of the One Stop Shop and I can’t think of a better person than Professor Chubb to oversee this reform.
“Professor Chubb has dedicated his career to improving health and medical research and education in this county and I am pleased he has agreed to share his knowledge and experience through the IGPRG.
“I look forward to working closely with him, as well as state and territory governments and the medical and technical industry to make this ambitious reform a reality.”