About Us

Who we are

The South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC) is an international partnership of clinicians and researchers mainly from Australia, Sri Lanka, UK, Germany and Denmark. We work towards reducing morbidity and mortality from deliberate self-poisoning or accidental poisoning and envenomation, through community based public health interventions, clinical trials and research. Since 2004, we have worked closely with multiple partners, including universities across the globe and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, to support academic ventures that are relevant to the community, by building research capacity and infrastructure in the island and its surrounding region. We are a non-profit-generating organization supported by the University of Peradeniya and funded by competitive research grants.

Our Vision

Reduce deaths and illness caused by poisoning and animal bite in South Asia.

Our Mission

Establish Sri Lanka as a regional hub for medical research and professional training in toxicology and toxinology, by;

Working with governmental organizations and other groups or individuals in order to:

  1. Conduct, facilitate and promote research that will help eliminate risk and optimize treatment of poisoning and animal bites.
  2. Translate research into policy and practice by supporting professional and community education.


South Asian Clinical Research

South Asian Clinical Research (SACR) is the administrative/operational arm of SACTRC,  It is a registered association limited by guarantee, that provides an appropriate industrial framework to comply with Sri Lankan labor laws and provide a transparent audited company structure for SACTRC. It provides the collaboration a formal legal mechanism to undertake contracts with other parties.