Pitfalls 3-10s

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The following suggestions will help you avoid common pitfalls in the statement of consent section.
  • In nontherapeutic studies, if a parent consents to allow a child to participate, and the child refuses to assent, the research may not be undertaken. Failure to object should not be construed as assent to participate.
  • Remember to include an assent form when minors are involved.
  • Remember to give the participant a copy.