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The National Statement advises that you should communicate your research results to participants in a timely manner, and in clear and accessible language. See section
3.1.72 of the National Statement. The RCH HREC expects that in most cases you should do this by sending participants a final letter. Our office needs to approve this letter before you send it to participants. You can email the letter to us at email@example.com.
Once we have approved the letter, you can send it to participants.
You can use this Example final letter to guide your own letter.
Sometimes, a study may close earlier than expected and have no results to pass on to participants. If this is the case, you can use this Example final letter with no results for guidance.
For more information, refer to the Final letter guidelines.
Some children do not have capacity to consent to taking part in research. You should still involve them in discussions about the project. One way to do this is give them a child information sheet to help them understand the project.