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Children and Clinical Research is a new free, online training course tackling the issue of: how can we ethically undertake the research involving children and young people that is needed to ensure their healthcare services are safe and effective, given that research often involves burdens and risks? Moreover, what role should children, young people and parents themselves play in influencing how research studies are carried out, and how can their voices help influence the wider research agenda?
Researchers are often concerned about carrying out research with children and young people, because of the particular ethical challenges associated with such research. Yet, if children and young people are not given the opportunity of taking part in research, it is very difficult to obtain the evidence needed to improve the health services provided for them. This course draws on the 2015 Nuffield Council of Bioethics report; Children and clinical research: ethical issues and on the Council’s earlier (2002) report The ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries. It refers also to major international guidance such as the Declaration of Helsinki, and the 2002 guidance published by The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) in association with the World Health Organization. This short course takes between 45 – 60 minutes to complete and a certificate is issued upon successful completion of quizzes.

  • hillaryfiona12 Hillary Fiona 14 Jun 2018

    I think this is important to me so as to know more about health issues concerning my community...thank you Global Health

  • aaronfardolo Aaron S. Fardolo 20 Apr 2018

    this course will help me in my practice a pediatric Nurse

  • rajabel26 ABEL SIMIYU 20 Mar 2018

    This course will sharpen my research knowledge and skills

  • This course will be of importance to me.

  • nanonosylvie Nanono Sylvia 23 Nov 2015

    This course will be of importance to me.