The guidance below has not been developed directly by UKRI, but may be a useful resource. Where this advice conflicts with UKRI-produced policies and guidance, UKRI policies and guidance should be followed.
Ethics of involving children in research
Ethical guidance and resources from Ethical Research Involving Children (ERIC)
Joint project involving UNICEF which has produced helpful resources to support ethical research with children.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics working party report on ‘Children and clinical research: ethical issues’
The working party worked with young people to explore ethical, legal and human rights issues and produced recommendations on how to approach clinical research involving children.
Training course (with certificate) exploring the issues raised in the Nuffield Council’s report ‘Children and clinical research’
A training course that covers key material from the Nuffield Council’s reports on research with children and research in developing countries, as well as major international ethics guidance.
Working paper by Virginia Morrow focusing on social research with children: ‘The ethics of social research with children and families in young lives’
This influential paper discusses the practical ethical issues in undertaking social research with children and their families.
NatCen report on ‘Children’s perspectives in participating in survey research’
Key findings from a survey of children aged seven to 15 years concerning their views on ethical issues in survey-based research.
National Institute for Health Research report on paying children for taking part in research
Guidance from the NIHR and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health on payments for children taking part in research.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Charter on involving young people in research
RCPCH have developed a charter to guide research with children.
RCPCH resource list
A wide range of resources relating to ethics and wider topics relating to children and research.
Co-production and PPIE
An alliance of Young People’s Advisory Groups (YPAGs) who provide advice to researchers.
Save the Children’s resources on doing research with children
A toolkit on the meaningful and ethical engagement of children in research relating to abuse or violence against them.
Resources on child safeguarding from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services
A wide range of resources relevant to child safeguarding.