This page provides resources to accompany the eLearning course Children and Clinical Research / los-ninos-y-la-investigacion-clinica

If you have any questions or comments about the course please let us know in this discussion group. 


Websites and reports:

European Commission
This page of the European Commission’s website summarises recent major developments in its approach to medicines for children. 

GenerationR is a UK-based collective of young persons’ advisory groups (YPAGs), which support children and young people’s involvement in the design and delivery of paediatric research. In 2013, the organisation has published a report which details its work and future aims.

iCAN (the International Children’s Advisory Network) is an umbrella group for YPAGs worldwide.

Area of UNESCO’s website which provides a definition of the meaning of ‘youth’.

WHO Paediatric medicines Regulators’ Network (PmRN)
Part of the WHO’s Better Medicines for Children initiative; comprised of representatives from national medicines regulatory authorities from across the world.

A blog which explores current research on children and young people’s participation in health services and research and provides practical guidance for researchers who want to involve children and young people. 

YouthHealthTalk hosts a large number of films where young people recount their experiences of a range of health issues.


UK paediatric research centres:

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Manchester

Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh

Children’s Clinical Research Facility, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

Department of Child Health, Cardiff University

Department of Paediatric Research, University of Oxford

Evelina London Children’s Healthcare

Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre, London

Paediatric Research Unit, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Sheffield Children’s Clinical Research Facility, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

UCL Institute of Child Health, London

University of Cambridge Department of Paediatrics


Further reading: