When Can a Minor Consent to Research?


Minor Consent


On July 21, 2016, Mary Ott, MD, MA gave a presentation on the factors that need to be considered when determining whether minors can provide consent to participate in a research study. The video can be accessed with the link above. The presentation lasts approximately 40 minutes and is followed by approximately 18 minutes of discussion.

Summary Document:

TREATS - Minor Consent Summary.pdf

Additional Resources:

HHS Regulatory Requirements for Research Involving Children

IU IRB guidelines for consent from minors

Committee on Bioethics. (2016). Informed consent in decision-making in pediatric practice. Pediatrics, e20161484.

           This article outlines the issues and the thought process when deciding when a minor can consent to research.

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