Two papers from CTTI’s Peds Trials work on barriers to enrolling children in clinical trials were recently published in Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. Despite the fact that pediatric trials are required for new drugs, these trials can be especially difficult to design, enroll, and complete. CTTI’s papers explore the challenges from both the provider and parent perspective and suggest ways to overcome them.
Based on feedback from parents, providers, and other stakeholders, CTTI developed actionable recommendations to address the challenges of enrolling children in clinical trials. These recommendations offer practical, evidence-based strategies that can be applied by research sponsors, investigators, and site staff to improve the quality and efficiency of pediatric trials.