Exemption 2: minimal risk research, but involves children

Your research, which involves children, involves only educational tests or observation of public behavior; and which does not place the subjects at risk of civil or criminal liability nor damages their financial standing, employability, educational advancement, or reputation; appears therefore to qualify for Exemption 2 and be exempt from IRB review. Based upon your answers to the preceding questions, it appears that your research qualifies for this exemption.

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