The ASID Clinical Research Network was formed in 2009 by a group of infectious diseases physicians interested in facilitating high quality, multi-centre, investigator-initiated studies. The network consists of highly experienced clinicians and researchers across Australia and New Zealand who are dedicated to improving patient care through the advancement of infectious diseases research.

The ASID CRN is:

  • A special interest group of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, (ASID) committed to upholding its values

  • A network of infectious diseases professionals who collaborate to advance and promote quality clinical infectious diseases research

  • Committed to building a network of local and international experts

  • Dedicated to providing training opportunities in clinical infectious diseases research (for those including advanced trainees and PhD students)


  • To strengthen the links and collaborations, along with the potential of infectious diseases research across Australasia by encouraging trans-global collaborative projects.

  • To design, conduct and publish clinically relevant, evidence-based infectious diseases research.

  • To build an effective research network that rapidly responds to evolving infectious diseases threats.

  • To build links and collaborations with similar groups in Australia, New Zealand and overseas