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Research Terms/Definitions – M

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Minimal Risk:  The probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.

Misconduct:  A serious deviation from accepted practice in carrying out research, or in reporting the results of research; or material failure to comply with Federal requirements affecting specific aspects of the conduct of research (e.g., the protection of human subjects and the welfare of laboratory animals).