Who We Are

Who We Are

The Medicinal Cannabis Research Collaboration (MCRC) is a premier Contract Research Organisation (CRO) and collaboration between Cannvalate and a leading Australian University – a joint enterprise between a distinguished Australian medicinal cannabis company and world-renowned researchers. The MCRC is one of the only true medicinal cannabis research specialists in the world.

We have combined the award winning medicinal cannabis experience from Cannvalate with well established researchers and advanced research facilities.


Our vision is to be your end-to-end trusted partner in medicinal cannabis clinical trials and research.


Our mission is to provide University-led intelligent and innovative turn-key solutions to our medicinal cannabis partners ensuring that clinical trials are conducted economically with the highest compliance, quality and efficiency. We accomplish this through collaborative and synergistic partnerships that are based on the fundamentals of understanding your business and your specific challenges, operating with absolute integrity, proactivity and transparency.

Our Journey

The MCRC Contract Research Organisation, part of the Cannvalate group was formed shortly after the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia in collaboration with a leading Australian University who shares a passion for delivering outstanding data in this specialty area.

Born due to the appetite for quality medicinal cannabis data from both government and private markets, the MCRC have dedicated their efforts and knowledge to becoming specialists in medicinal cannabis R&D. Now partnering with local and international sponsors to deliver novel drug development, register products and obtaining quality data.