Funding for this research was provided by:
Institute of Child Health, University College London (507188)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-12-01
Received: 8 April 2019
Accepted: 27 November 2019
First Online: 16 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial has obtained ethics approval from the Research Ethics Committee, Beijing Children’s Hospital (ID: 2018–167) and the Research Ethics Committee, University College London, UK (ID: 12681/002). The BABY Study has been registered with ExternalRef removed (ID: NCT03674632). This research project is performed in collaboration with the Beijing Children’s hospital (BCH). During recruitment the researcher will check the participants’ understanding of the information sheet and ensure that they understand that their individual details and responses will remain confidential. A signed written consent form will be obtained from all mothers at recruitment at the antenatal clinics. Mothers who do not wish to continue with the study can withdraw at any point during the study. If a participant withdraws from the study, permission will be sought to use data already collected.
: Participants will be informed that all information is strictly confidential and all data will be kept in a locked filing cabinet at the research centre in Beijing or UK. Electronic data will be stored on the researcher’s or study centre’s computer in files that will be password protected. Demographics of participants are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript.
: None of the authors have any competing interests in the manuscript.