Generation R – The need to reduce waste in clinical research involving children

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  • Format Videos
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Self-directed learning
  • EBM Stage 0 - Why EBM?
  • Duration 5-15 mins
  • Difficulty Introductory

Key Concepts addressed


1/3, 14-min video at the launch of GenerationR, a network of young people who advise researchers.

This is the first of three videos made at the 2013 launch of GenerationR (, a network for children and young people who advise researchers who wish to do clinical trials involving children.

In September 2013, the NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network ran a groundbreaking event: Generation R. Generation R was conceived, written and run by their Young Person’s Advisory Group. The event sought to engage the life-sciences industry in the importance of children’s research and the invaluable role young people have to play in its development.

The video is introduced by Sheena Bolton then a 3 minute film in which Esme and Siobhan outline the contributions they make through the Young People’s Advisory Groups for Clinical Trials. These are discussed by Dr William van’t Hoff and his colleagues at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

An 11 minute section begins at 3:14 minutes in which Mahari, Tom and Shani interrogate Iain Chalmers in an exchange in which several Key Concepts are covered


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