Children and clinical research: ethical issues


Published 14/05/2015

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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
clinical research.

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.

Read the report of this project: “What we think about what adults think”: Children and young people’s perspectives on ethics review of clinical research with children