Research Studies

Centre for Food and Allergy Research (CFAR)

The CFAR website lists studies that are currently accepting participants in Australia: 
https://www.foodallergyresearch.org.au/families/studies-recruiting/

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Trial for People Over 16 Years

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is recruiting to an Australia-first research trial to help people over 16 years of age, who are living with peanut allergy. We are investigating the effectiveness of combining omalizumab with peanut oral immunotherapy in improving safety and tolerability of peanut immunotherapy in adults. This will not cure peanut allergy, but aims to improve safety and quality of life for those living with peanut allergy into adulthood.

We are seeking participants who are:
-           over the age of 16 and have peanut allergy
-           have not been admitted to ICU for a peanut reaction in the last 5 years
-           not lactating, pregnant or planning pregnancy 
-           and able to commit to 18 study visits over 12 months (7 of the visits take between 4 to 6 hours) 

Prospective participants and their referrers can contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include your phone number and the best time for a member of the study team to contact you. Information can also be found at https://www.svhs.org.au/research-education/participating-in-research-trials/peanut-allergy-immunotherapy-trial

Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA)

AIFA - ACNC Registered Charity OrganisationAIFA was established in 2013 by ASCIA to fund medical research into allergy and other immune diseases. Donate to AIFA at www.allergyimmunology.org.au/donate  

For information about research projects funded by AIFA grants go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects 

Content updated April 2021