The Importance of Children in Clinical Studies

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Why It's Important

Why Do Research in Children?

Children are given a medicine, and 70% of those medicines have only been tested in adults

Why Clinical Studies are Important

Clinical research in children helps us to treat our children like children, rather than as little adults.

Research vs. Care

Clinical research can look a lot like regular, or standard, medical care. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference.

How Children Benefit

Research is done to gain information about a disease, condition, drug, or treatment to benefit future children.

The Kids Files

The Kids Files are designed for kids and parents to explore together and learn about clinical studies, through interactive games and activity pages.

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The Kids Files

Latest from Children and Clinical Studies

“If Not For Me: Children and Clinical Studies” Film Selected for Locavore Film Series

We’re proud to announce the film ‘If Not For Me’: Children and Clinical Studies has been chosen to be screened at the Lovacore Film Series: Shorts Program in Arlington, VA on March 13th. If you are interested in attending, please purchase tickets here

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New Publication: “Evaluating the Film ‘If Not For Me’: Children and Clinical Studies”

Check out our newly published paper on the development and evaluation of a documentary-style film educating the general public on children and clinical studies. We found there was a significant increase in knowledge about pediatric clinical research.

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News & Press Releases

, 2016

NERI’s Interactive Educational Game Wins Big

An interactive computer game aimed at kids ages 8 -14 that helps dispel misconceptions about medical clinical trials has won honors from three separate organizations. Called The Paper Kingdom, the game was developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) with a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
, 2016

NERI Develops Video Game To Teach Kids About Clinical Trials

A unique educational video game developed by New England Research Institutes (NERI) is now being downloaded by kids across the country. Called “The Paper Kingdom,” the game is aimed at kids ages 8 -14 and helps dispel myths and misconceptions about medical clinical trials.
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