Research Consent at the Age of Majority: Preferable but not Obligatory

Pediatrics
August 2018, VOLUME 142 / ISSUE 2
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/142/2?current-issue=y

Ethics Rounds
Research Consent at the Age of Majority: Preferable but not Obligatory
Kyle B. Brothers, Benjamin S. Wilfond
Pediatrics Aug 2018, 142 (2) e20173038; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-3038
There are important reasons for researchers to seek consent when participants turn 18 years old, but these must be balanced with scientific priorities.