One recurring discussion that occurs at our full IRB board meetings is what is “more than minimal risk”. According to 45 C.F.R 46.102(i), aka “The Common Rule”, minimal risk is defined as “the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.” Those of us who work at smaller institutions with... Read More