AdWords is now Google Ads. Our new name reflects the full range of advertising options we offer across Search, Display, YouTube, and more. Learn more

2.3K members online now
2.3K members online now
Get started with Google Ads - learn the basics to get set up for success
Guide Me

depression survey - not a clinical study - is it allowed

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 1
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭


my phd advisor suggests having an ad on Google so that when people in australia search for depression, they can take my survey which aims to discover how people understand and explain depression.


i have read that clinical studies are not allowed on AdWords. how about non-clinical research?



1 Expert replyverified_user

Re: depression survey - not a clinical study - is it allowed

Top Contributor
# 2
Top Contributor

My understanding is that   Google interprets "clinical trials" as the common user would - meaning: any medical study / research and not solely  a clinical study of medicine in humans.


Here are the restrictions in Australia;


Clinical trial recruitment  Allowed with limitations
Google allows ads promoting clinical trial recruitment, as long as they meet the following requirements:
  • The ads don't promote prescription drugs.
  • The ads don't promote any misleading expectations or effects of a product being tested, or imply that the product being tested is safe.
  • Where required, advertisers must have ads cleared by the government, research ethics committees, or other appropriate regulatory bodies.
  • Ads and landing pages must comply with all local laws.
Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
Did you find any helpful responses or answers to your query? If yes, please mark it as the ‘Best Answer’

Re: depression survey - not a clinical study - is it allowed

Follower ✭ ✭ ✭
# 3
Follower ✭ ✭ ✭
Hi Jen,

I suggest you look at Google for Education and see what kind of opportunities might be available to you using that source. You can review more info on this topic in the link below: