Version
1.2
Date Updated
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Descripton

Approved by:  Human Protections Administrator, Director of OPRS, and Executive IRB Chair
AAHRPP REF#:  160
AAHRPP Elements:  II.3.E


POLICY


  1. The term “confidentiality” refers to the maintenance of the investigator’s agreement with the subject as to how a subject’s identifiable private information will be handled, managed, and disseminated.
  2. Most research studies require provisions for maintaining confidentiality of data.
  3. As a condition of protocol approval, the IRB determines that there are adequate provisions to protect confidentiality of information related to potential or current participants, throughout the study, including preliminary to the research, recruitment and enrollment, research participation and after conclusion of the research.
  4. Researchers must incorporate within their protocols measures to maximize confidentiality to avoid unintentional and unauthorized release or other disclosures of identifiable private information.