This activity will provide ethical oversight, analysis, and guidance on all aspects of the UPRIGHT project. This task deals among others with the process of obtaining the informed consent prior to the research activity including information on the following issues:
- how the consent will be gained and/or recorded and by whom
- how the competence of participants to give informed consent will be determined
- what information about the research will be given to participants The target groups to be studied include youths, so special emphasis will be put on how to obtain not only their parents/ legal representatives´ consent but also theirs.
Furthermore, because resilience is an asset for everyone, adolescents considered vulnerable are also eligible to take part in the UPRIGHT program. Therefore, their parents/legal guardians will also be clearly informed of the participation and implications, and they will have to express their consent for their child to participate in program.
Whenever possible, the assent of the minor will be obtained. This task will ensure that the best interests of the youth will be study´s primary consideration, and researchers and any collaborators comply with legal requirements in relation to working with children. The task will provide specific guidance to pilot sites on informed consent guarantying that the legislation is fully respected. The Guidance for applicants on informed consents provided by the EC H2020 will be used as well.