Frequently Asked Questions

What if my study involves participants who are under the age of 18?

Written permission must be obtained from the child’s parent or guardian as well as the child himself/herself if over the age of 14 (unless the study is exempt from the need for an informed consent form, as outlined in Question 5 above).  Those under 13 should have the project explained to them and assent should be indicated, although they are not required to sign the form.