conect4children - Collaborative network for European clinical trials for children
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Start Date
End Date
IMI2 - Call 10
Grant agreement number

Type of Action: 
RIA (Research and Innovation Action)

IMI Funding
67 000 000
EFPIA in kind
73 496 816
Total Cost
140 496 816


Less than half of all authorised medicines commonly used in children have been properly tested in this group, and running clinical trials involving children is hard. The conect4children (c4c) project aims to create a sustainable, integrated pan-European collaborative paediatric network that will speed up and facilitate the running of high quality clinical trials in children while ensuring that the voices of young patients and their families are heard. It will build the capacity for conducting multinational paediatric clinical trials for all disease areas and all phases of the clinical drug development process. One focus of the project is to promote innovative trial designs that will support drug development for rare paediatric diseases and areas of high medical need. The project will also set up an education and training platform for future leaders in paediatric drug development. Ultimately, the paediatric clinical trials network will contribute to the development of better medicines for babies, children and young people.

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EFPIA companies
  • Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Eli Lilly and Company Limited, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Glaxosmithkline Research And Development LTD., Brentford, Middlesex, United Kingdom
  • Institut De Recherches Internationales Servier, Suresnes, France
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica Nv, Beerse, Belgium
  • Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • Pfizer Limited, Sandwich, Kent , United Kingdom
  • Sanofi-Aventis Recherche & Developpement, Chilly Mazarin, France
  • UCB Biopharma SPRL, Brussels, Belgium
Universities, research organisations, public bodies, non-profit groups
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis - Eidikos Logariasmos Kondilion Erevnas, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Arsenal.It - Centro Veneto Ricercae Innovazione Per La Sanita Digitale, Treviso Tv, Italy
  • Associação para Investigação e Desenvolvimento da Faculdade de Medicina, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ecnp Research And Scholarship Stichting (De Ecnp Research And Scholarship Foundation), Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Ecrin European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, Paris, France
  • European Cystic Fibrosis Society, Karup, Denmark
  • Fondazione PENTA - for the treatment and care of children with HIV-ONLUS, Padova, Italy
  • Fondazione Per La Ricerca Farmacologica Gianni Benzi Onlus, Valenzano Bari, Italy
  • Fundacio Sant Joan De Deu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
  • Gyermekgyogyaszati Klinikai Vizsgaloi Halozat, Budapest, Hungary
  • Helse Bergen Hf*Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  • Helsingin Ja Uudenmaan Sairaanhoitopiirin Kuntayhtymä, Helsinki, Finland
  • Institut National De La Sante Et De La Recherche Medicale, Paris, France
  • Instytut Pomnik Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka, Warszawa, Poland
  • Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy
  • Robert Bosch Gesellschaft Fur Medizinische Forschung Mbh, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Servizo Galego De Saude, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Siop Europe Asbl, Brussels, Belgium
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation, Basel, Switzerland
  • Tartu Ulikool, Tartu, Estonia
  • The University Of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium
  • University College Cork - National University Of Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Univerzita Karlova, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-sized companies (<€500 m turnover)
  • Okids GMBH, Wien, Austria
Patient organisations
  • Eurordis - European Organisation For Rare Diseases Association, Paris, France
Third parties
  • Consorzio Per Valutazioni Biologiche E Farmacologiche, Pavia, Italy
  • Mmi Clinical Research Development Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Stockholms Lans Landsting, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Non EFPIA companies
  • Helios Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken Wiesbaden GMBH, Wiesbaden, Germany


Project coordinator