The Pediatric Working Group of EUCROF launched an initiative to achieve standardization of generic Informed Consent Form and Assent Form templates within European countries. The differences are noted based on a prior survey.
Pair of surveys provide a rare formal peek into the relationship between sponsors and pediatric clinical research networks. A lack of awareness, incongruent expectations, and insufficient communication have hindered collaboration between the two parties. Developing standardized procedures and better information exchange could help strengthen the connection going forward.