Received: 6 November 2020
Accepted: 15 December 2020
First Online: 6 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The MEDEA Childhood Asthma panel study has been approved by the relevant authorities at both sites, according to national legislation. In Cyprus, approvals have been obtained from the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee (EEBK EΠ 2017.01.141), by the Data Protection Commissioner (No. 3.28.223) and Ministry of Education (No 7.15.01.23.5). In Greece, approvals have been obtained from the Scientific Committee (25/04/2018, No: 1748) and the Governing Board of the University General Hospital of Heraklion (25/22/08/2018). As participants are under 18 years of age, written informed consent for their participation, is obtained from their parents/guardians by completing and signing the relevant consent form. Prior completion and signing of the consent form, the study outline and requirements are explained to the parents/guardians during a face to face discussion with study personnel at the school premises. The information about the study is provided to the parents/guardians in both verbal and written form.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.