Benefits for paediatricians
The opportunity to stimulate research into issues of clinical importance, participate in research with the support of others, and enhance professional development around research design and processes.
Benefits for public health
The capacity to test and disseminate evidence about interventions in community settings, which could also inform other practitioners, public health groups and groups formulating guidelines.
Benefits for research
The facilitation of access to community patient samples, thereby increasing sample sizes and study power, and enabling better follow-up in longitudinal studies.