Funding for this research was provided by:
Opetus- ja Kulttuuriministeriö (OKM/30/626/2019)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-03-17
Received: 13 February 2020
Accepted: 20 February 2020
First Online: 17 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol has been approved by Aalto University Research Ethics Committee (10th October 2019). All procedures follow European Union General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679), Finnish legislation on Personal Data Act (22.4.1999/523) and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. All research activities will follow good scientific practices according to the updated guidelines of the National Advisory Board on Research Integrity in Finland. Permission to recruit from schools will be asked from the responsible authorities and school principals. Children will be recruited on a voluntary basis by delivering a study briefing to parents through the schools. The children and their parents/legal guardians will be given truthful and realistic information on the procedures involved in the studies. Children will be asked for oral consent and their legal guardians will be asked to provide informed written consent. Study procedures, risks and benefits, as well as the voluntary nature of the study, are explained in the consent form. Parents and children have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without giving reason, and without enduring any consequences.
: Not applicable.
: AJP is a partner in Fibion Inc., a company that delivers the Fibion® devices used in this study. No funding was provided to this study by Fibion Inc. The remaining authors have declared that no competing interests exist.