Our Research Themes

The Australia Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE) will generate evidence-based knowledge through research undertaken in three Research Clusters which overarch seven distinct research themes.

ACRE’s themes are designed to provide a broad, clinically-relevant and scientifically-valid framework around the therapeutic use of medicinal cannabinoids ranging from mechanistic human and animal studies and plant science through to translation into policy, prescribing and clinical practices.

RESEARCH CLUSTER 1: Landscape mapping and knowledge translation

  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Implementation into prescribing practice
  • Policy and guidelines development and dissemination of information into the health and lay community via websites and GP focus groups

RESEARCH CLUSTER 2: Mechanistic studies and drug development

  • National early phase Clinical Pharmacology Hub
  • Preclinical and clinical studies of medicinal cannabinoids

RESEARCH CLUSTER 3: Plant science

  • Plant Cannabinoid Library
  • Plant/soil science and pharmaceutical optimisation of compounds

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