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How to involve children and young people in what is, after all, their research
  1. Jenny Preston1,
  2. Simon R Stones2,
  3. Hugh Davies3,
  4. Bob Phillips4,5
  1. 1 NIHR Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2 School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  3. 3 Health Research Authority, London, UK
  4. 4 Department of Paediatric Oncology, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Leeds, UK
  5. 5 Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK; bob.phillips{at}


Third in a series of four articles addressing ethical approaches and issues in undertaking clinical research with children and young people.

  • children’s rights
  • ethics
  • health services research

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. BP has been funded by NIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship (grant number 10872

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.