The questions that drive the work of the Cleft Collective are:
· What has caused my child’s cleft?
· What are the best treatments for my child?
· Will my child be OK (both now and in the longer term)?
The milestone of recruiting the 10,000th participant will allow the Cleft Collective, and researchers from around the world, to mine the genetic, clinical, and self-reported data the study contains to answer pertinent research questions.
The Cleft Collective is not only a significant resource for UK researchers but is also available free for any academic or clinical academic to apply to use.