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The conect4children project (c4c) is working to facilitate clinical trials across Europe to support the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population. In addition to the technical and operational improvements needed to achieve this goal, we also want to raise the general public’s awareness about the importance of paediatric clinical…

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Improving clinical paediatric research using lessons learnt from COVID-19

c4c experts have published ‘Improving clinical paediatric research and learning from COVID-19: recommendations by the conect4children expert advice group’ in Pediatric Research.   The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some challenges which c4c partners have had to contend with in their clinical trial operations. COVID-19 affected access to patients; laboratories; study materials; and availability of…

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European research networks to facilitate drug research in children

‘European research networks to facilitate drug research in children’ has been published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.   Paediatric drug development faces several barriers. These include fragmentation of stakeholders and inconsistent processes during the conduct of research. This review summarises recent efforts to overcome these barriers in Europe. Two exemplar initiatives are described.…

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How c4c is improving European paediatric clinical research through partnerships

“The conect4children (c4c) Consortium: Potential for Improving European Clinical Research into Medicines for Children” has been published in Pharmaceutical Medicine.   Clinical trial scientists and their teams, for several decades, have partially succeeded in improving ways on how paediatric trials are conducted. In 2007, the European Union recognised the need to facilitate development of medicines…

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