Clinical Trials in Children
Children are an exceptional population with specific ethical and clinical concerns. Clinical research is of paramount importance in developing safe medications, paediatric formulations, clinical interventions and best practice guidelines. The vulnerable nature of this population must be considered when balancing the risks of research with the need for safe and validated therapies. In some countries, children are usually unable to provide legally binding consent to participate in a clinical trial. The ICTRP is committed to promoting the conduct of ethical and relevant clinical trials in children by improving access to guidelines, regulations and registered trial information.