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.