The c4c Academy Platform provides educational courses and training materials tailored to the needs of all the c4c beneficiaries involved in the conduct of paediatric clinical trials. Through these courses, c4c beneficiaries will gain greater insight and expertise into all relevant aspects of the organisation, implementation and delivery of paediatric clinical trials, including those focused on regulatory approval of new paediatric drugs.

The following courses are all available through the c4c Academy Platform.

The courses are exclusively reserved for the c4c Consortium, kindly contact your National Hub, if you wish to participate.

Accredited Courses

Advanced Course on Paediatric Clinical Trials & Paediatric Drug Development

This course aims to educate healthcare professionals about the scientific, methodological and practical issues of the design, conduct, analysis & management of clinical trials in paediatrics.

Enrolment date: TBC

GCP Course

This basic online course addresses the core elements of GCP, including issues specific to paediatric clinical trials.

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Paediatric GCP
Refresher Course

The course is designed for clinical research personnel, who have already taken the c4c GCP Course to refresh their knowledge.

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Good Clinical Practice related courses

Audit & Inspection Readiness

This course is on how an inspection (or an audit) should be prepared for and conducted by staff of a clinical trial site.

Enrolment date: TBC

Paediatrics Trials

This course focuses on the monitoring aspects of paediatric clinical trials, including the role of the monitor (CRA), site staff responsibilities, monitoring plans and study specific procedures (SSP).

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Obtaining Informed Consent & Assent

This course focuses on the process to obtain informed consent and assent during paediatric clinical trials.

Enrolment date: 23rd Jan – 5th Feb 2023*

*plus 14 days “extraordinary enrolment phase” which will end on 19th Feb 2023

The Role of Research Nurses

The course focuses on the role of Research Nurses in paediatric clinical trials.

Enrolment date: TBC

Trial Start Up

This course provides a general overview of activities required to start paediatric clinical trials in sites, in line with international and European standards, taking into account the specific guidelines for trials involving children.

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c4c Academy - Short Courses

Developmental Pharmacology

This course will present the key aspects of developmental pharmacology, covering the impact of growth and maturation on drug disposition, effects on dosage selection and evaluation in the different paediatric age groups.

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Gene Therapy Trials

This self-learning course gives an overview of some key features of gene therapy clinical trials and how the set-up of these trials can differ from other clinical trials.

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Innovative Clinical
Trial Design

This course provides an introduction to various types of innovative clinical trial design, including adaptive designs, platform trials & precision medicine approaches.

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Involving Children & Families
in Clinical Trial Design

This course aims to enable students to identify activities in the development of clinical trials in which patients can contribute. Students will learn about the design of appropriate methodology and impact assessment.

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Paediatric Investigation Plans

This course provides the learner with knowledge of the key concepts of a Paediatric Investigation Plan (PIP).

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