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Mitigating risks to research participants

Senior Program Associate, REL, International Rescue Committee

Researchers are responsible for ensuring that any risk to participants is minimized to the full extent possible before beginning research activities. Additionally, the overseeing Institutional Review Board (IRB) will consider whether “risks to subjects are reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits… and the importance of the knowledge that may be reasonably expected to result,” before granting approval.

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