Research guidance

The College and the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit provide advice on undertaking research for current and prospective researchers.

Harnessing the power of child health research

The RCPCH Commission for Child Health Research produced a report, Turning the Tide, with recommendations on the landscape of child health research.

More about Turning the Tide

Guidance for trainees

The College has produced a guide for trainees to support them in their involvement in research.

Training in research for the benefit of children (PDF, 6.41MB)

More about academic training

Guidance for researchers

Infant, Children's and Young People's Research Charter - guiding principles for working with and involving CYP in research

Guidance on clinical research involving infants, children and young people: an update for researchers and research ethics committees - ADC article

Changes in the level of paediatric in-patient admissions following deliberate self harm (PDF)

Trial of treatment for hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) (PDF)

Applying to the BPSU - information for investigators

BPSU research using health records

Patient and public involvement

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Videos on children and young people's views of research

Resources on ethical considerations of involving children and young people in research