Standards for Research in Child Health (StaR) is an international grassroots organization formed by methodologists, clinicians, policy makers, funders, trialists and researchers with the unified purpose of addressing the scarcity and deficiency of paediatric clinical trials.

This initiative aims to improve the design, conduct and reporting of paediatric research through the development and dissemination of evidence-based standards.  These evidence-based standards take in to consideration the methodological issues pertaining to clinical research design that are unique to child health such as recruitment and consent, justification for age groups, outcome selection and measurement, calculating adequate sample size, among others. To date, StaR has hosted three global summits, as well as writing weekends and workshops, resulting in six priority issues that have been addressed and published.

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Updated October 2022