It is vitally important to develop effective and safe treatments for children based on reliable data from clinical research trials conducted in children. However, conducting research in children presents unique ethical challenges: Children, by virtue of their decreased autonomy and still developing cognition, are considered to be a vulnerable research population needing special protections.
- Why children should be involved in clinical research
- Federal regulations
- Minimal risk studies
- Parental permission
- Pediatric research in practice