UAB Policy on Maintaining the Privacy of Research Subjects
It is UAB policy that research involving human subjects will take into account the privacy interests of participants. The term “privacy interest” refers to the interests of individuals in limiting access to themselves, where limiting access to themselves includes limiting access to their personal information and to them physically. When appropriate, in order to approve research, the IRB will determine that there are adequate provisions to maintain the privacy of participants in accordance with federal regulations, if applicable, and applicable state or local laws and regulations. This standard will apply to initial review, continuing review, and review of modifications to research by the convened IRB or expedited review procedures. (See also PRO155: Procedures for Maintaining the Privacy of Research Subjects.) In making its determination, the IRB will consider the following points related to privacy in order to approve research:
Investigators are responsible for providing the information to make these considerations by the IRB.
Approved on March 1, 2010, by:
Richard B. Marchase, PhD
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Ferdinand Urthaler, MD
Sheila Deters Moore, CIP