Our story is a simple one of friendship, collaboration, and a vision for the future of clinical research.

With over 35 years of clinical trial experience, we understand the positive impact quality clinical research has on the lives of patients and their families.

PCRN is committed to helping pharmaceutical and biotech companies and CRO’s undertake patient driven trials to deliver solutions to the worlds disease burden.

Our centralised approach and integrated nationwide network of eleven private clinical research trial sites in New Zealand and access to four Australian based sites brings together the right expertise, technology, processes, and systems to overcome the challenges of implementing high-quality, timely and successful clinical studies.

This approach helps our clients:

Our capability

Our PCRN team has extensive experience across a broad range of primary healthcare and specialist therapeutic areas.

Recent completed trials include:

Working with us

Working with your team, PCRN offers an integrated, experienced approach to conducting clinical research.

Our centralised approach improves efficiency, reduces cost and risk, and increases quality to maximise safety and efficiency and achieve greater levels of study success for sponsors and CRO’s.  This includes:

  • one centralised contract and budget negotiation
  • fast delivery of high quality and meaningful data
  • standardised SOPs across all trial sites
  • a rapid and centralised ethics process
  • leading edge technology such as CTMS with eSource, eDocs and data monitoring portal.
Dr Michael Williams
Medical Director
Dr Simon Carson
Medical Advisor
Philippa Williams
Joint COO
Julia Mathieson
Joint COO
Ashleigh Williams
Accounts Administrator
Jaimee Hart
Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Hay
Recruitment Specialist
Angela Chelet
Clinical Quality Associate

Network partner model

Our unique network partner model solution provides sponsors and CRO’s access to eleven primary and specialist healthcare clinics with a strong focus on combining research with patient care.

All our network partners have strong community outreach, a focus on safety and wellbeing and large, diverse participant databases to achieve fast and effective study recruitment.

PCRN works closely with all our network partners to help them navigate the complexities of patient recruitment and provide the right trial methodology, systems, and processes to achieve a more successful experience for both the sites and the patients.

Recent trial highlights

Covid Vaccine Trial:

  • 163% over recruitment target.
  • Total of 311 participants across PCRN network.
  • PCRN site lead site for ethics.
  • Approval in 19 days under expedited ethics pathway for Covid trials

Covid-19 Diagnostic Trial:

  • 101% of recruitment target.
  • Total of 177 participants over 9 days
  • SIV to First Patient Visit 5 days

Obesity Study:

  • PCRN Site 260% over recruitment target

Type 2 Diabetes and Albuminuria:

  • PCRN Site 200% over recruitment target

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity:

  • PCRN Site 117% over recruitment target

Pneumococcal Vaccine Trial:

  • 110% over recruitment target

Endometriosis Trial:

  • 100% recruitment

Who we work with

Our sponsors and partners

Why Choose New Zealand

New Zealand is ranked sixth in the world in the 2022 Global Opportunity Index which reflects our stable economic environment and willingness of both governments to support high-quality local and international investment.

Take a look at the numbers


In the world for attracting foreign investment


Global Opportunity Index, Milken Institute, 2021


Payroll, social security or capital gains tax


The Treasury New Zealand, 2019


Out of 77 countries for least complexity of doing business


Complexity Index, TMF Group, 2021


Top 3% of globally placed universities


QS World university Rankings, 2021

Source: NZTE

Get In Touch

Contact Us

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Dr Mike Williams - PCRN +64 7 3477870
Dr Simon Carson - PCRN +64 3 3371979