Led by The Lullaby Trust, the Global Action and Prioritisation of Sudden infant death (GAPS) project was set up, the aim of which was to define which areas of research should be prioritised, by the international research community and policy makers, in order to reduce the number of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) deaths. The results of this work will be formally published later this year. In the meantime, we have the findings, which help inform the development of our new research strategy.
The aim of the project was to build an international consensus on future research priorities in sudden infant death. The Lullaby Trust worked with American SIDS Institute, Red Nose (formerly Sids and Kids in Australia) and International Society for the study and prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID) to collect data from a wide range of professionals across 20 countries working in the field of infant death and bereaved parents to identify the most important areas for research over the next decade.