We are pleased to announce that the collaborative work developed within the PedCRIN project on the survey administered to capture the needs to receive infrastructural support to cover specific paediatric research gaps, has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications journal.
From April to May 2017, the questionnaire was submitted to the various stakeholders and showed that the application of innovative study design, the preparation of protocols for paediatric interventional clinical trials as well as the identification and applications to relevant calls for funding were acknowledged as areas in which support is needed.
The results of the survey demonstrated the need of structured support to paediatric research and highlighted the importance of supporting the cooperation with biomedical research infrastructures, clinical trials specialty networks, national hubs, and large collaborative research initiatives.
PedCRIN is a Horizon 2020 project which has the aim to develop, a paediatric component of ECRIN (European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network) including tools supporting the conduct of neonatal and paediatric trials. CVBF, as partner in collaboration with TEDDY Network, is responsible for the creation of tools specific for paediatric trials or for the upgrade of tools and databases, already developed by ECRIN for adult trials, to take into consideration paediatric specificities.
The full article is available here.