Involving children in research: MRC and ESRC joint guidance

This guidance from the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is outlining ethical principles and expectations for grant holders.



MRC/ESRC Joint Guidance on Involving Children in Research (PDF)

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Researchers who are working with children will need to consider additional ethics issues arising from working with this group, as well as general ethics guidance on human participant research.

This document includes information about:

  • ethics principles for research with child participants
  • what researchers must do when working with children
  • assessing risk and benefits
  • safeguarding.

Page last updated: 12 August 2021

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