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We are sometimes asked to help research projects recruit families for ongoing studies.

We would only promote these studies to families where we believe they are relevant to our work, but we are not involved in managing or running these research projects so any questions you may have should be directed to the projects themselves.

We know that many families want to be involved in projects that might help our understanding of SIDS and improve support for families. We will post all new opportunities on this page so check back here for updates.

Baby Check app update – how you can get involved!

A research team at The University of Plymouth led by Professor Jos Latour have been commissioned by The Lullaby Trust to revise and update the Baby Check app, which is designed to help parents of babies identify how unwell their baby is and decide if they need to seek medical help.

The aim of the project is to evaluate and revise the content, improve the usability and measure the impact of the Baby Check app based on the experiences of parents/carers and healthcare practitioners.

The team would like to invite you to take part in this research, as a parent or carer, with experience of having cared for a sick baby in the past. In this study you will take part in an online meeting to be held on 30th November 2023, from 7.30pm for approximately 90 minutes. The team will discuss with you what signs and symptoms of serious illness in babies should be included in the revised Baby Check app. In appreciation of your time and effort in taking part, a £25 Amazon voucher will be given to the attendees of the online meeting.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis as there are a maximum number of places available. If you wish to take part, kindly email the research fellow at the address below to register your interest.

Research Fellow – Cito Maramba at