Our clients acknowledge our great service

The Griffith Randomisation Service supports clinical trial randomisation nationally and internationally. A testament to our facility's great service can be reviewed in the testimonials and publications below.


“Working with the Griffith Randomization Service team is a real pleasure. They’ve provided us good advice and done a great job accommodating a non-standard randomization protocol. They are easy to work with and super responsive”

Professor Brett Thombs, Senior Investigator

Lady Davis Institute of Medical Research

TAP trial

"This service was straight-forward and very user-friendly. The layout of the homepage was visually engaging which made it easy to see the current status of our research project. There was timely support available while using this service."

Hannah Kennedy, Associate Investigator & Kimberly Talaber, Senior Research Officer

Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre, Gold Coast Health

The Pisces trial

"In my role as Clinical Trial Co-ordinator, I have relied on the Griffith Randomisation Service for over 10 Randomised Controlled Trials since 2013. The program is user friendly and staff find it easy to set-up and navigate. The service is suitable for all type of clinical trials, from small pilot single-centre studies, to complex multi-centre trials."

Emily Larsen, Senior Research Assistant

Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital


  • Castillo, M.I., Larsen, E., Cooke, M., Marsh, N.M., Wallis, M.C., Finucane, J., Brown, P., Mihala, G., Carr, P.J., Byrnes, J. and Walker, R., 2018. Integrated versus nOn-integrated Peripheral inTravenous catheter. Which Is the most effective systeM for peripheral intravenoUs catheter Management?(The OPTIMUM study): a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ open8(5), p.e019916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019916
  • Chaboyer, W., Bucknall, T., Webster, J., McInnes, E., Gillespie, B.M., Banks, M., Whitty, J.A., Thalib, L., Roberts, S., Tallott, M. and Cullum, N., 2016. The effect of a patient centred care bundle intervention on pressure ulcer incidence (INTACT): A cluster randomised trial. International journal of nursing studies64, pp.63-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.09.015
  • Chan, R.J., Northfield, S., Larsen, E., Mihala, G., Ullman, A., Hancock, P., Marsh, N., Gavin, N., Wyld, D., Allworth, A. and Russell, E., 2017. Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness for peripherally inserted central catheters in adult acute hospital patients (CASCADE): a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials18(1), p.458.http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2207-x
  • Cooke, M., Rapchuk, I., Doi, S.A., Spooner, A., Wendt, T., Best, J., Edwards, M., O’Connell, L., McCabe, D., McDonald, J. and Fraser, J., 2015. Wrist acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting (WrAP): A pilot study. Complementary therapies in medicine23(3), pp.372-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2015.03.007
  • Gillespie, B.M., Webster, J., Ellwood, D., Stapleton, H., Whitty, J.A., Thalib, L., Cullum, N., Mahomed, K. and Chaboyer, W., 2016. ADding negative pRESSure to improve healING (the DRESSING trial): a RCT protocol. BMJ open6(2), p.e010287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010287
  • Keogh, S., Flynn, J., Marsh, N., Mihala, G., Davies, K. and Rickard, C., 2016. Varied flushing frequency and volume to prevent peripheral intravenous catheter failure: a pilot, factorial randomised controlled trial in adult medical-surgical hospital patients. Trials17(1), p.348.http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1470-6
  • Kleidon, T.M., Ullman, A.J., Gibson, V., Chaseling, B., Schoutrop, J., Mihala, G. and Rickard, C.M., 2017. A pilot randomized controlled trial of novel dressing and securement techniques in 101 paediatric patients. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology28(11), pp.1548-1556. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2017.07.012
  • Long, D., Ullman, A., Williams, T., Pearson, K., Mattke, A. and Rickard, C., 2018. Central venous access device securement and dressing effectiveness in Paediatric Intensive Care (cascade junior): Pilot study in non-tunnelled devices. Australian Critical Care31(2), pp.111-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2017.12.003
  • Marsh, N., Webster, J., Larsen, E., Genzel, J., Cooke, M., Mihala, G., Cadigan, S. and Rickard, C.M., 2018. Expert versus generalist inserters for peripheral intravenous catheter insertion: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials19(1), p.564. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2946-3
  • Marsh, N., Larsen, E., Genzel, J., Mihala, G., Ullman, A.J., Kleidon, T., Cadigan, S. and Rickard, C.M., 2018. A novel integrated dressing to secure peripheral intravenous catheters in an adult acute hospital: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials19(1), p.596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2985-9
  • Moyle, W., Jones, C.J., Murfield, J.E., Thalib, L., Beattie, E.R., Shum, D.K., O'Dwyer, S.T., Mervin, M.C. and Draper, B.M., 2017. Use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool to improve dementia symptoms: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association18(9), pp.766-773. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.03.018
  • Peel, M.M., Cooke, M., Lewis-Peel, H.J., Lea, R.A. and Moyle, W., 2015. A randomized controlled trial of coenzyme Q10 for fatigue in the late-onset sequelae of poliomyelitis.Complementary therapies in medicine23(6), pp.789-793. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2015.09.002
  • Reade, M.C., Marks, D.C., Johnson, L., Irving, D.O. and Holley, A.D., 2013. Frozen platelets for rural Australia: the CLIP trial. Anaesthesia and intensive care41(6), p.804.
  • Rickard, C.M., Marsh, N., Webster, J., Runnegar, N., Larsen, E., McGrail, M.R., Fullerton, F., Bettington, E., Whitty, J.A., Choudhury, M.A. and Tuffaha, H., 2018. Dressings and securements for the prevention of peripheral intravenous catheter failure in adults (SAVE): a pragmatic, randomised controlled, superiority trial. The Lancet392(10145), pp.419-430.  https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31380-1
  • Rickard, C.M., Marsh, N.M., Webster, J., Gavin, N.C., Chan, R.J., McCarthy, A.L., Mollee, P., Ullman, A.J., Kleidon, T., Chopra, V. and Zhang, L., 2017. Peripherally InSerted CEntral catheter dressing and securement in patients with cancer: the PISCES trial. Protocol for a 2x2 factorial, superiority randomised controlled trial. BMJ open7(6), p.e015291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015291
  • Rickard, C.M., Marsh, N.M., Webster, J., Gavin, N.C., McGrail, M.R., Larsen, E., Corley, A., Long, D., Gowardman, J.R., Murgo, M. and Fraser, J.F., 2015. Intravascular device administration sets: replacement after standard versus prolonged use in hospitalised patients—a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (The RSVP Trial). BMJ open5(2), p.e007257. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007257
  • Toohill, J., Fenwick, J., Gamble, J., Creedy, D.K., Buist, A., Turkstra, E. and Ryding, E.L., 2014. A randomized controlled trial of a psycho‐education intervention by midwives in reducing childbirth fear in pregnant women. Birth41(4), pp.384-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/birt.12136
  • Ullman, A.J., Kleidon, T., Gibson, V., McBride, C.A., Mihala, G., Cooke, M. and Rickard, C.M., 2017. Innovative dressing and securement of tunneled central venous access devices in pediatrics: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC cancer17(1), p.595. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3606-9
  • Ullman, A.J., Kleidon, T., Gibson, V., Long, D.A., Williams, T., McBride, C.A., Hallahan, A., Mihala, G., Cooke, M. and Rickard, C.M., 2016. Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness (CASCADE) in paediatrics: protocol for pilot randomised controlled trials. BMJ open6(6), p.e011197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011197
  • Vaughan, S., Wallis, M., Polit, D., Steele, M., Shum, D. and Morris, N., 2014. The effects of multimodal exercise on cognitive and physical functioning and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in older women: a randomised controlled trial. Age and ageing43(5), pp.623-629. https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/43/5/623/46807

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