What is assent and consent?
Consent is the process that involves asking the parent or legal representative of a minor patient to give permission for participation in a clinical trial. Previously, researchers explains in detail what the study consists of, how it will be carried out and asnwers all the questions or doubts that the parents and the child may have.
The document that your parents will sign to record that the information was received and they accept your participation in the clinical trial is called informed consent.
When a child is given information about a clinical trial and he or she is asked if he or she wishes to be part of the study, the process is called assent. The document that the teenager will sign once he or she has received and understood all the information, and that serves to accept the participation in the clinical trial is called informed assent.