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Special Rules for Including Minors

The Board is allowed to exempt minor studies that are deemed normal educational practice, use educational tests, or use archival data from minors.  However, all surveys, interviews, and observations require that minors have parental permission in order to participate.

Education Studies
Many of the studies involving minors occur in educational settings.  There are additional guidelines for working in an education setting and additional consent requirements. Please see Research in an Educational Setting for more information.

Please note that there are additional guidelines for working with abused children.  Even if you will not be targeting abused children for your study, we recommend that you review this section for guidance on handling a situation where abuse is discovered. Please see Abused Children for more information.

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