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assent

Agreement by a minor or other person not competent, such as a child or cognitively impaired person, to give legally valid informed consent to participate in research.

The concept of assent is based on the assumption that while a child has sufficient capacity to understand a procedure and agree with parental decisions, he or she does not have the autonomy to request and consent to a procedure on his or her own.

assent

Medical ethics Agreement by a minor or other person not competent to give legally valid informed consent–eg, a child or cognitively impaired person–to participate in research. Cf Informed consent.
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iLumin customers in the pharmaceutical industry are also using Assentor to establish readiness for FDA audit and litigation support.
Assentor Archive provides "smart" indexing of the message header, body and all attachments to identify important entities, including people, companies, countries, ticker symbols, dates, locations, account numbers and social security numbers, among many others.
The rules say any independent candidate, regardless of whether he or she is already an MEP, must find 60 assentors or supporters to sign a nomination form - and all at the same time.