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According to 45 C.F.R 46.102(i), 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.” Simply put, risk exists in everyday interactions. Risk in human subject research is considered minimal when it is similar to ordinary or routine encounters. Full board protocols,... Read More
Benefits in research are always considered in relation to the risks associated with the study. Beneficence, or the respectful and ethical treatment of people to ensure their wellbeing, guides how Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviewers gauge study benefits. The aim is to maximize the benefit of research while minimizing the harm or risk to participants. However, benefits do not need to be directed to the study participant, but can benefit the research field or people... Read More