IRB Analysis of Risks and Benefits of Research Guidance

Version Date: November 19, 2015

When UW-Madison IRBs review research they must determine whether the risks are reasonable in relation to the anticipated benefits. This risk/benefit assessment is dependent upon prevailing community standards and case-specific determinations of risk and benefit. To make this determination IRBs evaluate the following as appropriate:

Minimizing Risks

In addition, UW-Madison IRBs determine whether the proposed research has been designed to minimize risks to participants. To make this determination IRBs evaluate the following as appropriate:

UW-Madison IRBs also ensure that risks to participants are minimized by considering whether there are resources necessary to protect participants. To make this determination IRBs evaluate the following as appropriate:

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