The promotion of study and research into critical care of infants and children, and the publication of the useful results of such study and research, are key objects specified in the PCCS Constitution. PCCS fulfils this object mainly through the PICS Study Group, a multidisciplinary association of PCCS members interested and involved in research in the UK. PCCS and PICS-SG also have very close links with PICANet (Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network), the national audit of paediatric intensive care.