The Gap Analysis Research Project

Teddy’s Wish has fully funded The Lullaby Trust Gap Analysis Research Project which identifies the key gaps in sudden infant death research and provides recommendations to inform future research priorities. The project began in October 2014, at a cost of £14,000.

Significant numbers of infants around the world still die from SIDS each year and focused efforts are needed to achieve a breakthrough in how to prevent these deaths. The Lullaby Trust has identified the need for researchers worldwide to work together in pooling and debating what is currently known about SIDS, identifying what we still need to discover and providing firm recommendations for the way forward.

The paper, titled Research Priorities in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: An International Consensus,  has been written in collaboration with the International Society for the Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID), Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids) in Australia and the American SIDS Institute.

The project is the first of its kind to bring together both professionals and bereaved family members from 25 different countries to achieve consensus on the top ten SUDI research priorities.

The project will help focus the global research community and generate international consensus on research priorities into SIDS, engaging researchers from around the world to collaborate in identifying which gaps in research, if filled, would make the greatest impact on reducing SIDS cases.

More information on the project and recommendations can be read here

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