StaR Forum

Introducing a monthly webinar series featuring the latest developments in child health research. 


Trainees, clinicians, and researchers may find these useful to learn about and guide the design, conduct, and reporting of child health research.


StaR Forum

What is StaR Forum?  

A monthly webinar series featuring the latest developments in child health research and setting the agenda for the next 10 years of useful, efficient, translational, and impactful child health research. 

Our first webinar will take place on September 9, 2020.

Click here for the full schedule and details to join our upcoming webinars.

Session themes will cover:

Questions relevant to users  of research

  • High priority questions addressed 

  • Important outcomes addressed 

  • Clinicians and patients involved in setting research agenda 


Accessible full research reports 

  • Appropriate study registration 

  • Studies published in full 

  • Reporting of studies with disappointing results 

  • Open access publication 


Appropriate research design, conduct and analysis 

  • Studies designed with reference to systematic reviews of existing evidence 

  • Adequate steps taken to reduce selection bias, information bias and confounding 

  • Optimal, feasible and adaptive study designs  


Unbiased and usable research reports 

  • Study interventions and outcomes sufficiently described 

  • All planned study outcomes reported 

  • New research interpreted in the context of systematic assessment of relevant evidence 


Efficient research oversight and regulation 

  • Appropriate oversight of research 

  • Appropriate regulatory measures 

  • Appropriate use of Data Safety & Monitoring Committees 

  • Good re-use of data 


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StaR Child Health is an international collaboration that seeks to enhance the quality, ethics, and relevance of clinical research in child health by promoting the use of evidence-based standards and guidance for the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials with children


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Last updated: December 2020 by the EnRICH Network