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Call for projects by the French Foundation for Cerebral palsy

The French Foundation for Cerebral Palsy "Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale", offers grants for research projects on Cerebral palsy and disorders that are associated with it (motor disorders, superior functions, epilepsy, sensory disorders, secondary orthopedic disorders, etc.). This call for proposals will projects with a total budget from €500,000 to €1.5 million for 3 to 5 years. Research that could receive funding may include large-scale projects in the field of clinical research, translational research, public health or social sciences, with the aim…
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How the ESPR seeks to improve medical care and clinical practice in Paediatrics

Within the monthly topic ‘Medical care and clinical practice’ of our campaign 11 Months - 11 Topics, we present you the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR), an organisation which has been at the forefront of Paediatric medical care and innovation since 1958. As one of the oldest and most prolific Paediatric research societies in Europe, the ESPR co-organises annual conferences (the joint European Neonatal Societies’ Congress and European Academy of Paediatric Societies’ Congress), supports investigators with research grants, runs a…
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EMA drafts guideline for medicinal products containing genetically modified cells – Feedback wanted!

The European Medicines Agency has released a draft guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells for public consultation. This guideline aims at defining scientific principles and shall provide guidance for the development and evaluation of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells intended for use in humans and presented for marketing authorisation. The guideline focuses on the quality, nonclinical aspects and safety and efficacy requirements of genetically modified cells developed as medicinal products. Please…
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Standards featured in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

The European Standards of Care for Newborn Health and some of the experts who contributed to the development of the standards, are featured in a new publication by The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health on “Family-centred care in the NICU”. The topic of infant- and family-centred developmental care is one of the greatest concerns of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) and, as the editors put…
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Series of RECAP cohorts – part 2: the cohorts of the EPICure Studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In our new series about cohorts of the EU-funded project „Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm“ (RECAP preterm), we recently reported about the ESTONIA I & II cohorts. We are happy to present you a second example, the cohorts of the EPICure studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Find out more in this article by the current team of lead researchers, Professor Neil Marlow, Professor Elizabeth Draper, and Dr Samantha Johnson. “EPICure” is a series of studies…
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Euro-Peristat – more and better data for perinatal health

Euro-Peristat is a European research project that aims to improve perinatal health. The project collaborators and contributing experts developed common tools to assess perinatal health problems and health care in Europe and to monitor changes over time. These data are needed by clinicians, policy makers and parents for evaluating the situation in their countries and for making decisions about the health and healthcare of pregnant women and newborns. Euro-Peristat makes data available in reports, on their website and in scientific…
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EFCNI shares a parental view on cluster randomised controlled trials in newborn babies

EFCNI has repeatedly expressed concern about the lack of evidence in the treatment of newborn babies and has called for more research in this field. EFCNI is firmly convinced that more clinical trials are needed to develop new, safe and efficient treatments for newborns that are based on hard evidence. However, it is just as important to conduct the trials following high ethical and clinical standards. In a recent article, published in the scientific…
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Neonatal real world data for research purposes – what is the parents’ view?

Real world data (RWD) in medicine is data derived from a number of sources, for instance surveys or focus group interviews that are associated with outcomes in a heterogeneous patient cohort in real-world settings. It is increasingly used for research purposes, yet there is a lack of data about parental views on the use of this data which had been collected in routine practice for research purposes. But…
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