Clinical studies in babies and children

From how best to feed preterm babies to preventing low blood sugars in newborns, find out about our current studies in babies and children and how you can get involved.

The hPOD study investigated whether giving a dextrose (sugar) gel to at-risk babies can stop their blood sugars going too low when they are born.

Learn about hPOD

If your baby was born with a serious heart condition, you could share your experience in this interview-based study.

Find out more
child assessment

We're investigating whether paracetamol compared with ibuprofen, given to babies for fever and pain, increases the risk of asthma.

Learn more
child holding sticks

A world-wide observational study of children with the bone growth disorder, achondroplasia.

About the study

If your baby has been born premature, you may be invited to take part in one of these studies.

Find out more

We are studying children’s brain development and their behaviour.

Find out more