About ACTA

Vision & Mission

 Better health through best evidence


Our Better health through best evidence vision is for a self-improving Australian health care system that:

  • delivers high quality and cost‐effective care through the systematic generation and application of evidence derived from clinical research
  • routinely Includes and embeds clinical research in health care across all practices and institutions
  • benefits from widespread understanding and support from consumers, health practitioners and policy‐makers of the critical importance of clinical research in optimising practice and policy
  • provides opportunity to participate in high-quality clinical trials to everybody who needs treatment around which there is uncertainty about the most effective therapy
  • ensures health care is founded on well-conducted controlled trials demonstrating the effects of interventions on clinically relevant outcomes.


To promote effective and cost‐effective healthcare in Australia through investigator‐initiated clinical trials and clinical quality registries that generate evidence to support decisions made by health practitioners, policy‐makers, and consumers.

Strategic plan

You can view our strategic plan here.