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Table 1 Summary of attributable risk and review levels for each PHO risk screening tool score

From: A risk screening tool for ethical appraisal of evidence-generating initiatives

Score Description of risk Level Review level
0 No risks identified Archive
RST catalogued by ethics office, projects receive periodic audit.
1 Activity appears to be very low risk. Alternatives to ethics board review may be appropriate. Level 1 Delegated Review
Delegated review by single reviewer; no completion of separate application form.
2 Activity appears to be minimal risk Delegated ethics review
Completion of full ethics review board application form required.
Review completed by two or more ethics review board members.
3 Activity appears to be greater than minimal risk Full board ethics review
Completion of full ethics review board application form required.
Review completed by full ethics review board.