We have been funding cutting-edge independent research since 1971 and have since invested £12 million into projects. This research helps us to identify why, when and where babies and young children may be at risk of sudden and unexpected death.
Our advice to parents and professionals is based on this peer-reviewed research from around the world.
We are a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). All AMRC members support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research.
We are also an active member of the International Society for the study and prevention of perinatal and infant death (ISPID) which supports and promotes an international conference on sudden infant deaths every two years. The last conference was held in Glasgow in June 2018 organised by the Scottish Cot Death Trust. The 2020 conference was due to be held in Brisbane but has been delayed to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. Information on the 2021 conference can be found here
How research makes a difference
Our current research
Find out more about the research projects we’re currently funding into the risks and causes of SIDS.
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We are a charity and receive no government funding. It is only through the generosity of our supporters that we can continue our vital research into sudden unexpected death of babies and young children.
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