Gianni Benzi Foundation is member of TEDDY the European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research that aims to enhance clinical research and paediatric medicines availability.
Ensuring high-quality ethical research on the safety and efficacy of medicines for children represents one of the main objectives of the paediatric sector!
However, there are no summary data in the public domain about the capacity and competence of European paediatric centres to carry out research studies. To this end, the TEDDY Network developed and piloted a survey, whose results are described in the article “Survey by TEDDY European Network of Excellence for Paediatric Clinical Research demonstrates potential for Europe‐wide trials”, prepared by Lucia Ruggieri in collaboration with other TEDDY representatives.
The paper highlights that there is the potential for performing European paediatric trials, but further improvements and collaborations should be enhanced.
Children are not little adults, so specific efforts should be tailored for them!