​​About the CTG 

The ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG) was formed in 1994 by a group of Intensivists keen to establish a network of investigators capable of designing and conducting multi-centre, investigator-initiated research in Australasian Intensive Care Units (ICUs). The CTG is essentially a highly collegial, multi-disciplinary community of Intensive Care Clinicians & Researchers​ who have to date attracted over $80m (AUD) in total research funding. The CTG currently has 39 active studies.

The ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG) is:
  • a standing committee of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), committed to upholding the values of the society
  • a collective of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and dedicated researchers
  • professionals who collaborate to support the conduct of world-class clinical research in Australasian intensive care
  • committed to establishing networks of investigators and strong partnerships with external research bodies both locally and internationally.


To promote excellence in Intensive Care medicine through collaborative clinical research focused on improving patient-centred outcomes.


  • To facilitate and promote investigator-initiated, collaborative clinical research in critical illness throughout Australia and New Zealand. 
  • To foster and promote multi-disciplinary and international research collaboration.
  • To develop high-quality programs of research addressing clinically relevant questions.
  • To advance the education and understanding of research methodology and critical analysis.


  • Innovation, creativity and intellectual development of scientific thought.
  • Respectful and collegiate relationships within our group, the intensive care community and with collaborators.
  • Integrity, responsibility and accountability to ourselves, our patients and the community.

The CTG is administered by a standing committee of the ANZICS Board. In addition to a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, this committee consists of a representative from each ANZICS Region (nominated by the ANZICS Regional Committees) and a representative from the Paediatric Study Group, the Intensive Care Research Coordinators Interest Group (IRCIG) and the ANZICS CORE Management Committee. Other co-opted members include the Immediate Past Chair, the CTG Executive Officer and research strategy leaders as required.

The CTG Executive Committee meet tri-annually and Committee reports are presented to the CTG community at CTG scientific meetings. Communication among the CTG community is facilitated by a closed mailing list. This provides a peer review forum for developing studies, facilitates communication between Investigators and ICUs and fosters a network of support and interaction for the large number of individuals contributing to intensive care research in Australia and New Zealand.

The administration of the CTG is supported by subscriptions received from member ICUs across Australia and New Zealand. An Executive Officer, supported by an Executive Assistant, based at ANZICS House in Melbourne oversees and coordinates the activities of the group. All other contributors including members of the Committee, Principle Investigators and Research Coordinators participate on a voluntary basis. Without the dedication, commitment and vision of these wonderful individuals, the CTG would not exist.

Meet the CTG Committee​​
ChairClin A/Prof Craig French​
Immediate Past Chair Dr Colin McArthur
​Vice-Chair​​ A/Prof Sandra Peake
SecretaryDr Rachael Parke
Treasurer A/Prof David Gattas
NSW Representative Dr Manoj Saxena
NZ Representative Dr Paul Young
QLD Representative A/Prof Jeremy Cohen
SA Representative A/Prof Adam Deane
TAS Representative Dr David Cooper​
VIC Representative A/Prof​ Andrew Udy
WA Representative Dr Ed Litton
PSG Representative Dr Simon Erickson
​Co-opted MemberProf Imogen Mitchell​​​​
IRCIG RepresentativeDr Glenn Eastwood
CORE Representative A/Prof David Pilcher
CTG Executive Officer Ms Donna Goldsmith
CTG Executive AssistantDr Simone Rickerby

One of the major strengths of the CTG is its track record for establishing collaborative partnerships with investigators, institutions and other research networks within and outside the ANZ intensive care community. It has been fundamental to the successful completion of a number of large-scale CTG studies.