Welcome to the ScotCRN website

ScotCRN (Scottish Children's Research Network) is funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) in the Scottish Government and is tasked with supporting clinical research to improve the safety and efficacy of children's medicines and healthcare. We do this by providing the infrastructure in the form of Clinical Research Facilities at each children's hospital staffed by experienced paediatric research nurses and providing support in the set up, research governance and conduct of trials. 

Health research: making the right decision for me

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics have worked with Mosaic Films to create a short animated film which conveys some of the key themes of the Council's new report 'Children and clinical research: ethical issues' from the perspective of Mia – a character who goes through some of the questions and issues that might be raised when a young person is invited to take part in clinical research. The script was developed following a workshop with 14 young people aged 10-18 who had previously been in contact with the Council, but were not ‘experts’ in clinical research.

 The SEATON Study at Fifteen....The Movie

The SEATON study was designed to answer the question "Does mother's diet during pregnancy affect her unborn child's risk for getting asthma and allergies?"

2000 mothers were recruited between 1997 and 1999 and the study tracked them and their children until it closed in early 2015. This video tells the story of what will happen at the clinical research faciity visit....