Research activities

We promote high quality research, support the development of paediatric researchers and contribute directly to the evidence base. Let's share our expertise, collaborate with others and promote the evidence to drive forward improvements in child health.

COVID-19 research and surveillance

We've produced advice for paediatricians and health professionals on how to accurately collect and record data on patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 using existing surveillance and data collection sources in the UK.

We also have a summary of key current evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and young people. And, we reported on results on NHS England's service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital. See links below.

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We support and promote paediatric child health research in the UK and internationally. Search our database of current and upcoming opportunities for projects and posts.
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Our Charter provides guiding principles for working with and involving infants, children and young people in research - to ensure everyone is clear on what is happening, and why research is important.​
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All trainee paediatricians must attain research competencies. But, those who undertake academic training have unique opportunities to develop skills and undertake original research - while gaining full accreditation as a paediatrician.

Children in the UK spend more of their lives indoors, and the health impact of the air within our homes and schools must be taken seriously. Our joint report with RCP reviews the science and makes recommendations.

Our latest resources about research


RCPCH Conference Singapore - abstract submission guidelines

We're now inviting abstracts for this two-day online event on 6-7 March 2021, delivered in partnership with the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore. We explain how to submit your abstract, which can be made free of charge through our online portal.

Our latest news about research