In this video, more than a dozen pediatric clinician-researchers, doctors, and nurses talk about the importance of conducting clinical trials for children and what motivates them to do this critical work. Children are not little adults, yet they are often given medicines and treatments that were only tested in adults. The way to get the best treatments for children is through research designed specifically for them.

This information first appeared on the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Trials and You website. Page last reviewed September 15, 2015.