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Guidelines (Datasets with identifiers)

Datasets with identifiers present -- APPLICATION REQUIRED

Not publicly available -- All datasets which are not publicly available and contain identifiers which can link to individuals AT THE TIME the researcher accesses them, whether or not the researcher removes them in the process of collecting data from the dataset, require application for Administrative Review, using the Administrative Review form. Applications will be referred to IRB Review if the analysis of risk so indicates.

Publicly available -- All datasets which are publicly available but contain identifiers linking to individuals AT THE TIME the researcher accesses them , whether or not the researcher removes them in the process of collecting data from the dataset, require Administrative Review, unless the list is pre-approved and appears on the following list:

Currently no datasets of this category are "pre-approved" for exemption from filing an application for Administrative or IRB Review.

  • Faculty who wish to have datasets listed here should contact the Office of University Research with information about the dataset. Provide information about the content of the dataset (the data items, including those which can be used to identify individuals),
  • the restrictions on availability,
  • the reasons the data was collected and by whom,
  • whether informed consent was obtained, and
  • any other relevant information.

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