by Veena Joshi, PhD, Independent Consultant, India
During my previous job at a tertiary hospital in India, a pediatrician from the institution approached the IRB office with a grant proposal. He wished to conduct a study with children under 12 years of age. While he had reviewed information online about the necessary documentation and regulatory requirements, he still sought the help of the IRB office since it was his first time serving as a principal investigator (PI).
Upon reviewing his documents, the IRB administrative staff found that the assent form was missing. The PI was not aware that an assent form [...] Read more