Key Points 3-10m

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The following key points should be considered when authoring the statement of consent section.
  • Add a signature space to document assent of children to participate in the study. Parental signatures are still required.
  • If the potential subject is not competent, use an assent document with caregiver consent. Do not use a witness.
  • If you use a witness line, it should clearly describe what the signer is witnessing, e.g., witness to signature.
  • Give participant a copy.

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