Pediatric Study Subjects
In Finland informed consent is required also from minors (under 15-years old). Minors under 15-years of age, who are not entitled to be study subjects without the consent of their guardian or other legal representative, but capable of understanding the importance of the research procedure to be carried out on them, need to sign their own written consent to confirm their participation.
When the minor has reached the age of 15 and is capable of understanding the importance of the research procedure, it is sufficient for the minor to give his/her informed consent in writing. In such cases the guardianwill be informed of this.