At IPAN, we research human health and some studies require real, every-day people to take part.
Would you be interested? You may be asked to undergo clinical tests, follow diets or exercise programs, fill in surveys or trial tools and resources.
We run a variety of both long and short-term studies. Some may require participants who meet certain criteria such as age, gender, health status or live in a particular postcode.
We’re currently seeking participants in the following studies:
IMPACT: Prostate cancer and exercise study
We know exercise training is beneficial for men with prostate cancer. We know that it can potentially improve various aspects of health affected by both prostate cancer and the associated treatments. However, we don’t know if combining exercise training with optimal nutrition can achieve better results.
This study will investigate the health benefits of a new exercise and nutrition program for men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation (hormone) therapy. Everyone will receive vitamin D supplements and half will receive a year-long supervised exercise program and daily nutritional supplement. Recruitment is ongoing until the required number of men are recruited.
This project is a collaboration between Deakin University and Alfred Health.
What does the study involve?
As part of this study you may receive:
FREE vitamin D supplements and a daily nutritional supplement
FREE (or subsidised) exercise program
FREE assessment of bone density and muscle mass.
I’m interested, how do I get involved?
We'll send you details about the study and contact you by phone to discuss your eligibility for the study.
Improving glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes with vitamin C
This project will investigate whether antioxidant vitamin C supplementation results in a clinically important improvement in glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes.
Forty females and males with type 2 diabetes (aged 45-75) will take vitamin C (0.5g twice daily) and placebo for four months each, in a random order.
Key glucose control measures taken at the start and end of each four-month treatment period will be determined through use of a continuous glucose monitor and a blood test. Participants will be required to visit our Clinical Research Laboratory at Deakin University in Burwood, Melbourne on each testing
LET’S Move! – Ladies’ Exercise, Training and Supplement Study
The LET’S MOVE! Study is a 4-month trial that will investigate whether a daily milk-derived nutritional drink combined with a community-based strength and mobility exercise program can improve muscle power, fitness, body composition, balance, mobility and general well-being in women aged 45-65 years. To be eligible to participate in the study, women must spend a large portion of their day sitting and not engaging in more than 150 minutes per week of regular strenuous physical activity. Click below to determine if you might be eligible.
All women that participate in the study will receive:
A free 4-month membership to a local health and fitness centre
A structured exercise program supervised by qualified trainers
Free nutritional supplements
An assessment of their body composition, muscle strength and function
Up to $300 compensation, depending on the level of adherence to the program.
The exercise training will be conducted across a range of local health and fitness centres throughout metropolitan Melbourne. At present the current health and fitness centres are located in Ashburton, Boronia, Box Hill, Caulfield, Croydon, Glen Waverley, Hawthorn and Nunawading. If you are interested in being involved in the study, you must be willing to travel to one of the centres twice a week for 16 weeks to complete the training.
In addition to the training, all women will be asked to attend Deakin University in Burwood on 3 separate occasions over the 4-month study to complete a wide range of health and functional tests. You will also be asked to attend a local pathology clinic to provide a blood and urine sample on 2 occasions.