Funding for this research was provided by:
Wellcome Trust (WT085418, (092654/Z/10/A, 096527)
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Received: 7 June 2018
Accepted: 22 May 2019
First Online: 14 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research was approved by the Kenya Medical Research Institute Science and Ethics Review Unit (SCC 1463), under a parent protocol for community engagement research, including with secondary school students, at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme by the KEMRI Scientific Coordinating Committee and Ethics Review Committee (now Science and Ethics Review Unit). Within this protocol, approval was given to seek verbal as opposed to written consent given that formalizing the consent process through requesting signatures from participants was seen as likely to impact relationships between participants and researchers and therefore the quality of data collected, alongside consideration of the value and the very low sensitivity of data being collected. All data were collected with verbal consent from KCRs and secondary school students, including for audio-recording of discussions. We did not seek consent from parents of the students involved in this study but encouraged students to talk to their parents about this experience.
: Not applicable.
: The findings reported in this paper fed into Nuffield Council on Bioethics report Children and Clinical Research; Ethical Issues (2016) for which KW was the member of the Council’s executive coordinating the project and VM and SM were Working Party members.