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Participating Research Networks

CPCCRN LogoCollaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN)

The CPCCRN was established in 2004 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The goal of this research network is to pursue well-designed collaborative trials and meaningful descriptive studies in pediatric critical care medicine.  The CPCCRN seeks to reduce complications and death in pediatric critical illness and injury and to provide a framework for the development of the scientific basis of pediatric critical care practice.

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Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

PECARN LogoIn 2001, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program awarded four cooperative agreements to academic medical centers through a competitive process entitled the EMSC Network Development Demonstration Project (EMSC-NDDP). 

The goal of PECARN is to conduct meaningful and rigorous multi-institutional research into the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth across the continuum of emergency medicine health care.  PECARN will work with diverse demographic populations and across varied geographical regions to promote the health of children in all phases of care.

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