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. 

Upcoming Events

Missed an event? Visit our Past Events page for access to recordings

Wed, Dec 09
December StaR Forum - Janneke van 't Hooft, MD, PhD
How can clinical research increase its usefulness to inform clinical practice: assessment of 350 randomised controlled trials in preterm birth research
Wed, Jan 13
January StaR Forum - Alex Aregbesola, MD, PhD
P-value and Bayesian analysis in randomized-controlled trials in child health research published over ten years, 2007 to 2017
Thu, Feb 04
February StaR Forum - Bartosz Helfer, PhD
How are clinical trials of infant formula products conducted and reported? A meta-research evaluation

Webinar 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 

Interested in presenting your work or have a project idea to share with experts in the field?



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