About P3 Research | A New Zealand Leader In Clinical Trials

Founded in 1998, P3 Research Ltd is an independent clinical research company based in New Zealand.

Our mission is to provide independent and accurate clinical research with integrity and professionalism.

Our goal is to contribute to the improvement of health outcomes for our participants and future generations.

Our vision is to be progressive, leading through innovation and the quality of our work.

Our core values are integrity, respect and partnership.

We perform clinical trials for international pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations. We also undertake some clinical research for individual researchers.

P3 Research operates four clinical research sites which are capable of undertaking a range of studies, from small scale early Phase 2 trials to participation in international Phase 3 studies, and post-marketing investigations.

We have also performed research looking at issues such as patient compliance and development of delivery devices. P3 Research does not conduct any experiments on animals.

We have experience performing studies in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (smoker’s lung)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Pain relief
  • Rheumatoid and Osteo-arthritis
  • Vaccine development
  • Allergies / immunology
  • Migraine
  • Dermatology
  • Hypertension
  • Thromboembolism
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Surgical / Medical appliances
  • Dietary products
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Crohn’s disease & Ulcerative colitis

We adhere to the highest standards in clinical trial research

  • Three dedicated clinical trial research facilities, situated in Wellington, Tauranga and Hawke’s Bay
  • Regular sponsor audits over many years, no major findings
  • Experienced in-house investigators
  • Experienced study coordinators
  • Internal SOP system and QA procedures
  • ICH – GCP compliant
  • Certificated for cold chain storage
  • Compliant with cold chain storage

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

There are many reasons why you might decide to become a volunteer in one of our clinical trials. Many people just want to help develop treatments for the future, or perhaps access the latest treatments not available to the public.

Whatever your reason we would love to talk to you. Read more about becoming a clinical trial volunteer here.


The staff at P3 are very friendly and helpful and made the experience easy to cope with. I wouldn’t hesitate to volunteer for any similar trial at P3.

Gwen T.

I was invited to take part in a study of a new medication for pancreatitis. The study was for 3 nights and the staff made me feel very comfortable and put my mind at ease. I would put my hand up to volunteer again.

Barry S.

I have secondary progressive MS and participated in a year long drug trial at P3. It was a great experience. I was really well informed, so cared for during the weekly infusions and assessments and I would join another trial with P3 like a shot. Thank you especially Mary and Dean.

Jenny S.

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