Collaborative Network For European Clinical Trials For Children
Funded by the European Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking, conect4children (collaborative network for European clinical trials for children, c4c) is a large collaborative paediatric network that will facilitate the development of new drugs and other therapies for the entire paediatric population in Europe. The c4c consortium aims to enhance the competitiveness of Europe as a critical region for developing medicines for children by using existing expertise, patient access and developing common processes to be applied to disease natural history studies, registries, studies of new therapies and comparisons of existing therapies.
The consortium is a novel collaboration between academic and private sectors that includes 35 academic and 10 industry partners from 20 European countries, more than 50 third parties and around 500 affiliated partners.
The six-year project, comprised of a multidisciplinary public-private consortium, brings together key stakeholders across academia and industry. It is a pioneering opportunity to build capacity for the management of multinational paediatric clinical trials across Europe whilst ensuring the voices of children, young people and their families are heard. Strong links with regulators will be established.
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