Do IRBs Pass the Minimal Harm Test?

Stephen J. Ceci, Maggie Bruck

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We describe examples of institutional review board (IRB) actions that have delayed or thwarted research that could not conceivably be considered to pose more than minimal risk to participants. We propose three changes to improve the IRB process and reduce both human and financial costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalPerspectives on Psychological Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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