Journal of Clinical Pediatrics ›› 2024, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (2): 171-176.doi: 10.12372/jcp.2024.23e0824

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Status and prospects of the children's digital research network

WANG Bo, ZHOU Xin, SUN Jing, ZHAO Liudan, SUN Kun()   

  1. Department of Pediatric Heart Center, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
  • Received:2023-08-29 Online:2024-02-15 Published:2024-02-02


Due to the characteristics of children's growth and development, the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases differ significantly from those of adults, and there is an urgent need to develop a series of diagnostic and treatment guidelines that are appropriate for pediatric diseases and populations. However, the prevalence of most childhood disorders is low, and single-center clinical investigations cannot provide sufficient empirical support. Big data research networks are interconnected research platforms made up of multiple medical institutions, disease-specific research networks, and data collaboration platforms. They can collect a large enough sample size to efficiently conduct pediatric clinical research, better understand pediatric diseases, and improve diagnostic and treatment protocols. This article reviews the clinical research and key technologies based on the pediatric research network, discusses the existing problems, and proposes future development ideas, in order to provide reference for the subsequent construction and development of the pediatric research network, and further enhance the level of pediatric clinical research in China.

Key words: big data, research network, pediatrics, clinical research