End of year message from the c4c Project Leadership Team

 

Dear Partners and Friends of conect4children,

At the end of a year which brought a lot of change and uncertainty to the world around us, we would like to reflect on c4c´s achievements of the past year and to look forward to what lies ahead in the coming months.

 

Looking back on what has been achieved over the last 12 months, c4c can be more than proud. The project has met all its milestones, produced a number of important results and already started to disseminate and implement them to the broader community. In addition, c4c has set up a new legal entity, the conect4children Stichting (c4c-S), that will continue the work of c4c in a sustainable way. Other major achievements include the implementation of the Pediatric User Guide (Pediatric TAUG) by CDISC. which is based on the work of c4c WP5 data standardization group under the lead of Becca Leary. During 2023 two further Pediatric Multi-Stakeholder Meeting were conducted and generated huge interest by industry and academia. The MSMs where organized by WP 4 under the direction of Prof. Gilles Vassal

 

With regards to sustainability and the future of c4c two major milestones were achieved during 2023. The inception of the non-profit organization, (c4c-S), in spring 2023 was supplemented by the agreement reached with IHI to extend the project by 12 months. The agreement to include the Stichting as a beneficiary in the project will allow use of the project as a kind of incubator for the new organisation, further supporting the successful implementation of the future network and start of operations in early 2024 as planned.

While the implementation of the Stichting is a major step, the project is not over yet. Within the remaining 15 months the project will finalize remaining tasks, including transferring the processes created by c4c to the Stichting or to find  new host organisations for activities that may not immediately fit into the new set-up.

 

To do all this we will need the full support of all stakeholders within and outside the project.

We are looking forward to another year full of work for c4c-s and full of success for the c4c. This will improve the way medicines for children are developed in Europe.

We wish all of you a relaxing holiday season and a healthy, happy, and peaceful year 2024.

c4c Project Leadership Team