Georgetown University has established a Protection of Minors Policy to protect those under the age of 18 who participate in programs and activities, including research activities, associated with the University. It provides guidance to University students, faculty and staff who are involved in such programs and activities.
The Policy contains three main requirements applicable to those who participate in research involving minors:
- Reporting of Known or Suspected Abuse or Neglect
- Training and Education Requirements
- Background Check Requirement
The following document summarizes the policy and the responsibilities of Principal Investigators and other study team members for research projects involving minors: