Translation, Implementation & Links

The third strategic pillar of the ON TRACK Network is to facilitate the dissemination and timely implementation of research into clinical practice. Here we highlight recent clinical trials research that has been supported by the ON TRACK Network and multicentre trials that have been published within the last few years that may have implications on your practice. We also provide links to important clinical practice guidelines that should inform and influence your practice, research guidelines and links to useful websites.

Clinical Trial Publications

Preterm Infants
Low Birth Weight Infants
Childhood Outcomes
Fetal Growth Restriction
Preterm Birth

Clinical Practice Publications

Obstetrics & Midwifery

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The following guidelines have been informed and developed by clinical research involving New Zealand mothers and babies.

Research Guidelines


New Zealand Health Research Strategy


NEAC Maori Research Ethics an Overview


HRC Maori Health Advancement Guidelines


Te Ara Tika Guidelines for Maori Research Ethics


Guidelines for Researchers on Health Research involving Maori


Medsafe guideline on clinical trials


National ethical standards health disability research


The Perinatal Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to advancing all aspects of perinatology in New Zealand.

The Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) is a multidisciplinary society dedicated to improving the health and long term outcomes for mothers and their babies. PSANZ encompasses and strongly encourages research focused on mothers and babies during pregnancy and at birth as well as the health of the newborn as its development continues after birth.

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) supports and represents networks of clinician researchers conducting investigator-initiated clinical trials, clinical quality registries and clinical trial coordinating centres in Australia. A wide range of clinical trials resources is available on their website.

International Society for Evidence-Based Neonatology (EBNEO) is a non-profit organisation with a vision that all neonatal care should be firmly built on best available evidence.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) provide consultative leadership and advocacy in women's health.

The Midwifery Council of New Zealand provides information, education and resources to expectant parents and midwives for protecting the health and safety of women and babies during pregnancy, childbirth and during the first six weeks after a baby is born.

The New Zealand College of Midwives is New Zealand's professional organisation for midwives. The College's Joan Donley Midwifery Research Collaboration (JDMRC) is the evidence arm of the College and provides support for the College’s research programme.

The New Zealand Maternal and Fetal Medicine Network was established in 2009 with support from the Ministry of Health to promote excellent Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Services around New Zealand and support maternity healthcare providers in District Health Boards.