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July 2016

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
Research in an educational setting can be challenging - for the researcher, IRB members and professional research administrator.  But, research in schools is also among the most important types of research. Still, specific guidelines related to research in this setting are only mentioned in the federal guidelines a few times. For instance, 45 CFR 56, (aka “The Common Rule” )section 46.101 mentions “educational settings” only a few ways: (1) Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal... Read More