Confidentiality and Privacy in Research Involving Human Subjects

Indiana University and its affiliates are dedicated to protecting the rights and welfare of human participants recruited to participate in research conducted under the auspices of these organizations. 

All research conducted at Indiana University involving humans must be reviewed and approved by the research risk review boards. These boards review research plans and monitor ongoing research to insure full compliance with federal regulations and university policies.

Confidentiality and privacy requirements and procedures are addressed in IU’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Research Involving Human Subjects. In the current version (v10/2010) the confidentiality and privacy section begins on page 18.

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