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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: August 2019 by the EnRICH Network

Ian P. Sinha

Affiliation: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Douglas G. Altman ​†

 † Deceased 3 June 2018

Michael W. Beresford

Affiliation: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Maarten Boers

Affiliation: Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mike Clarke

Affiliation: All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Jonathan Craig

Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Ornella Della Casa Alberighi

Affiliation: Clinical Pharmacology Unit, G. Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy

Ricardo M. Fernandes

Affiliation: Attending pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Santa Maria, Lisbon’s Academic Medical Centre; Lecturer and clinical researcher, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular Molecular; Co-Director, Cochrane Child Health Field.

Research interests: Clinical research interests – pediatric respiratory disease, allergy and emergency medicine; methodological topics – research on outcomes and measurement, clinical trial design, conduct and data monitoring, and systematics reviews and meta-analysis.

Current projects: improving trial design and selecting patient-relevant and valid outcomes and outcome measurements in acute and chronic pediatric respiratory conditions such as bronchiolitis and recurrent wheezing disorders; developing methods to conduct overviews of systematic reviews in child health; improving methods to disseminate high-quality pediatric evidence.

Lisa Hartling

Affiliation:  Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Bradley C. Johnston

Affiliation: Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrew Lux

Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Neurology, Frenchay Hospital and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, United Kingdom

Amy Plint

Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics and Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Peter Tugwell

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Institute of Population Health, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mark Turner

Affiliation: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Johanna H. van der Lee

Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Clinical Epidemiology, Emma Children’s Hospital, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Martin Offringa

Affiliation: Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Research interests: Design, conduct, and reporting of high quality trials that inform decision making.

Current projects: Developing standards, frameworks, and tools for ethics review of multicentre trials; deferring consent in trials in acute medical conditions (publication submitted); developing justifiable comparators to enhance recruitment; developing relevant, acceptable and responsive health outcomes for children.

Paula R. Williamson

Affiliation: Department of Biostatisics, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rosalind L. Smyth

Affiliation: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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