Through the Princess Alexandra Hospital linkages, UQDI has access to a large patient base that enables the ready testing of clinical hypotheses and the development of clinical research projects.

UQDI clinical research teams include administrators and research nurses working with clinicians and researchers to provide a comprehensive clinical trials staffing structure. This ensures that trials are conducted to the highest ethical standards and maximises the potential for quality outcomes for translation into therapeutic practice.

UQDI is equipped with GCP laboratories to facilitate the development of therapeutic discoveries to TGA standards. Situated within the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the UQDI has close links with the Clinical Trials & Biostatistics Centre to maximise the design and analysis of complex trials on a national and multinational scale.