In4kids is a HRB funded Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Trials

About us


The HRB Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Trials (In4kids) supports researchers in Ireland to deliver high-quality clinical trials to benefit children’s health.

The pool of eligible children for trials is often small and clinical trials in children are more challenging than those in adults. Collaboration is crucial.

In4Kids builds on existing collaborations and more than 20 years’ experience of clinical trials in the paediatric population.

As the national hub for the pan-European project – Conect4Children (c4c), In4kids will consolidate our existing infrastructure and ensure we maintain our place at the international forefront of children’s clinical research.



  • Grow a dynamic and sustainably resourced national network with international reach and impact
  • Increase the quantity and quality of paediatric clinical trials in Ireland
  • Maintain and strengthen existing collaborations both nationally and internationally
  • Establish best-practice in Public & Patient Involvement

Children must have at least the same access to high quality, evidence-based medication and health care services as adults


Better medicines, medical devices & interventions for babies, children & young people in Ireland