ORIQL is a non-profit, registered charity conducting clinical & scientific research in the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine. Working in partnership with James Cook University, The Townsville Hospital & the Mater Hospital Pimlico, to develop & conduct research programs. ORIQL provides a conduit for pre-vocational orthopaedic trainees to conduct clinical research and offers arthroplasty & sports medicine fellowships.

What We Offer


Research projects

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Current Research Projects


All clinical research conducted is in accordance with National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines (NHMRC). Approval is obtained from the establishment’s ethics committee prior to the commencement of any project.

All clinical trials are registered with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, which can be accessed at www.anzctr.org.au

The current research projects include: