On 3-4 March 2016, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics hosted an international symposium on children and clinical research with the Global Health Bioethics Network at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research.

The symposium brought together delegates from or working in middle and low income countries. The aim of the event was to explore how recommendations of the Council’s 2015 report on children and research might apply in very different settings from the UK, and develop practical recommendations for research and governance to help facilitate and improve research with children worldwide.

Published today, this document is an edited compilation of delegates' accounts of the situation in their country regarding children’s participation in clinical research. They highlight both the situation with respect to national regulation governing the permissibility of clinical research with children, and the particular challenges experienced in their own practice.

Download the compilation: Research with children: ethical processes and challenges around the world