UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

GUIDANCE Involvement of Children in Research


The purpose of this document is to assist University of Washington (UW) Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and UW Human Subjects Division (HSD) staff in applying the federal and state regulations, and institutional policies pertaining to the involvement of children in research, regardless of funding source.

Change Notes

Move information about parental permission and assent to GUIDANCE Consent and/or WORKSHEET Children – 10.08.2021
Updated per new FDA guidance regarding waiving consent for minimal risk FDA-regulated studies – 08.25.2017