Research in Pediatric Populations

It is vitally important to develop effective and safe treatments for children based on reliable data from clinical research trials conducted in children. However, conducting research in children presents unique ethical challenges: Children, by virtue of their decreased autonomy and still developing cognition, are considered to be a vulnerable research population needing special protections.

Topics Covered:

  • Why children should be involved in clinical research
  • Federal regulations
  • Minimal risk studies
  • Placebo
  • Parental permission
  • Pediatric research in practice

Research in Pediatric Populations

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