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Just for Kids

What is permission?

What is the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act?

Considering enrolling your child in a research study or clinical trial? 

What is the age of majority in Alabama?

Who is a “child” in Alabama?

Do you have questions or concerns?  

Want more information on parental permission for school based research studies?


What is permission?

Permission is the agreement of parent(s) or guardian(s) for their child or ward to participate in a research study.

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What is the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act?

The No Child Left behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 was signed into law on January 8, 2002 by President Bush. The Act represents the President's education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was enacted in 1965. NCLB changes the federal government's role in K-12 education by focusing on school success as measured by student achievement. The Act also contains the President's four basic education reform principles:

  • stronger accountability for results,
  • increased flexibility and local control,
  • expanded options for parents, and
  • an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.

    Other Resources:

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Considering enrolling your child in a research study or clinical trial?    

    Resources specific to kids:

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What it the age of majority in Alabama?  

The UA IRB policy for recognizing 19 as the age of majority is based on the Code of Alabama (Section 26-1-1) which defines the age of majority as nineteen years of age. 

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Who is a “child” in Alabama?

Under Alabama law, a child is a person under age 19, unless that person is married or otherwise emancipated (independent of parental control). Many UA freshmen are legally children.

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Do you have questions or concerns?  

If you have questions or concerns about enrolling your child in a research study, please contact the Office for Research Compliance via the following methods:

      Phone: 205-348-8461

      Toll free number:  1-877-820-3066 

      Fax: 205-348-8882

      Email:  participantoutreach@ua.edu

      Mail: Director, Office for Research Compliance
              Box 870104
              Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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Want more information on parental permission for school based research studies?

For a summary of the Federal Legislation about school based research studies, click here.

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