Low risk research at SALHN

Low risk Research

As per the National Statement chapter 2.1.6, low risk research is defined as 'the only foreseeable risk is one of discomfort. Research in which the risk for participants is more serious than discomfort is not low risk'.

As a general rule, Low Risk applications are reviewed out of session and do not go to full committee, unless they contain a request for waiver of consent (active participation in the research), involve a vulnerable participant population or are being submitted under NMA.

If issues are identified by the committee that require further review, it may be referred to the next available full committee meeting. Do not submit low risk applications on GEM.


Low risk

Non-SALHN employee supporting documentation