Paediatric research has multiple challenges and these challenges become obstacles when the research infrastructure is not well-prepared to overcome them. There is a huge need to work in a coordinated way, between multiple partners and countries, to improve the design and implementation of paediatric trials. c4c has sought to do this through a strongly integrated network, with 19 NHs representing 21 countries.
Each national hub includes a number of linked hospital sites. The structure of c4c and the NHs supports these sites in the execution of clinical trials, with harmonized procedures, training and metrics, to improve agility, efficiency and quality. c4c NHs and their sites have the ability and the opportunity to work together, learn from each other and work towards a common goal of providing high quality paediatric clinical trials to improve medicines for babies, children and young people. You can find out more about the aims of the NHs here. In upcoming c4c newsletters, we will introduce you to some of these national hubs and highlight the amazing work that they are doing.