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What if my project only involves data?

All research involving human subjects requires IRB review, including data collection. Under the applicable regulations, data collection can fall into 1 of 4 categories of review depending on sreveral factors including:

  • Type of data is being collected;
  • If it is identifiable data;
  • At what point the data is de-identified;
  • If the data includes private health information

While some data collection is excluded from the definition of human subjects research, Investigators should still submit a protocol in Kuali to receieve a formal determination that their data collection project is Not Human Subjects Research.