Associated Research

PICANet is approved by the Health Research Authority as a research database and actively supports a number of different research projects.

This can be providing data for the purposes of research through our data request process, or by enabling units to download their own data in format suitable for use within a specific research project (customised download*).

Below is information on some of the current projects PICANet is supporting, further information is available by clicking on the title of each study.


NEUROlogical Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest in Kids
Aims to follow up children 3 months after their cardiac arrest to assess their quality of life and current functional status.

The DEPICT Study 

Differences in access to Emergency Paediatric Intensive Care and care during Transport
The organisation of paediatric intensive care retrieval and transport services varies across the UK, particularly with regards to the composition of the team and the distance they need to travel to reach a child. Research is needed to investigate how these, and other factors, affect the outcomes and experiences of sick children and their families. Further information available in this document and the DEPICT study Privacy Notice.


Sedation And Weaning in Children

The SANDWICh intervention involves greater collaboration among doctors and nurses in coordinating patient-relevant sedation plans

FEVER Feasibility Study

Investigating the most appropriate time to start temperature  reduction in critically ill children

The I-KID Study

Infant kidney dialysis and filtration
Comparison of  dialysis methods in babies


A Combined feasibility and external pilot study to inform the design and conduct of the Fluids in Shock  trial

Gender and Mortality study

Following analysis from PICANet data received in 2017, the study wants to further investigate the relationship between gender and mortality. The previous research found that female children had a higher level of mortality than males, in contrast to that seen in the general population where males tend to have higher mortality

Modelling the transition from neonatal to paediatric intensive care

Modelling the transition from neonatal to Paediatric care: a data linkage study.


Linking Audit and National Datasets in Congenital Heart Services for Quality Improvement

By linking congenital heart disease, adult and paediatric intensive care audits, life status and HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) we will describe for the first time the trajectories of CHD patients through the NHS. The project aims to create a more comprehensive and meaningful picture of services so that both services and information available to patients and their families can be continually improved. Further information is available in the LAUNCHES Study Privacy Notice.


Congenital Heart Audit: Measuring Progress In Outcomes Nationally

CHAMPION is a research study funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The principal investigators are Dr Sonya Crowe and Professor Christina Pagel, and the study sponsor is University College London (UCL). The study aims to improve how the quality of services for congenital heart disease (CHD) is measured and reported. More information can be found here and in the CHAMPION Study Privacy Notice

Please note that all links and the upkeep of the information beyond this page is the responsibility of the associated projects. PICANet takes no responsibility for the maintenance or relevance of that information.

*Please note the development of customised downloads has resource and cost implications. Please contact PICANet to discuss if you wish to develop such a facility to support your project. Thank you