Search the World's Largest Database of Information Science & Technology Terms & Definitions
InfInfoScipedia LogoScipedia
A Free Service of IGI Global Publishing House
Below please find a list of definitions for the term that
you selected from multiple scholarly research resources.

What is Assent

Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation
a form of expressing the intention to participate in the research, of a person who is incapable of consenting due to reasons of age or mental state. For this approval to be valid, it must be accompanied by the written consent of the legal representative.
Published in Chapter:
Informed Consent in Research Involving Human Subjects
Antonio Sandu (University of Suceava, Romania & LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania) and Ana Frunza (LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6310-5.ch009
Informed consent (IC) in research is a key element in ensuring the ethical character of any research involving human subjects, either bio-medical or psychosocial. IC involves three elements: validity, communication of information, and deliberation. Obtaining IC is a dynamic process of ethical reflection in order to facilitate the expression of autonomy of the subject involved in research. The process of obtaining the IC must be accompanied by the administrative procedure for completing a consent form signed by both the participant and the researcher. If the participant cannot sign—either because he is a minor or because of the medical condition—a delegated consent signed by the legal representatives of the subject is required.
Full Text Chapter Download: US $37.50 Add to Cart
eContent Pro Discount Banner
InfoSci OnDemandECP Editorial ServicesAGOSR