Children and clinical research: ethical issues
These films were produced by Helter Skelter Media
as part of a project carried out to support the evidence gathering
process for the Council’s project on the involvement of children in
This short film gives an introduction to the project and a brief
summary of the themes that emerged in the young people’s discussion
during workshops held at a junior school, a secondary school, and a
sixth form college in the autumn of 2013 (a fuller summary of the
discussions is available below).
Film one: Processes, Papers and Professors: how clinical research in young people gets approved
This film formed part of materials discussed during the school workshops held as part of this project. It presents a hypothetical case study involving Ruby, a young girl with severe asthma, her consultant Professor Somnath Mukhopadhyay, who is planning a clinical research study involving asthmatic children, and a mock research ethics committee discussing the ethics application for his study.
Film two: Be a part of it: what young people think of clinical research
This film summarises the key themes that emerged from the young people’s discussions.