Akron Children's IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in, or disapprove any human subject research. We follow policies and procedures in accord with "OPHR Guidance on Written IRB Procedures."
Research is a systematic investigation, including testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalized knowledge.
Human subject is a living individual about whom an investigator conducting research obtains either  data through intervention or interaction with the individual or  identifiable private information by review of documents or records.
Risk is the possibility of harm (physical, psychological or social) that may occur as a consequence of any activity that goes beyond the application of established and accepted methods needed to meet the patient's needs.
Benefit is a valued or desired outcome or an advantage. Payment for participation is not a benefit.
Adverse events are undesirable and unintended though not necessarily unexpected results arising during the course of a research protocol.
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