Institutional Review Board

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For updated information regarding human protections, notably the revisions to the Common Rule for the protection of human research participants go into effect on January 21, 2019, please see the Human Research Protection Program website or send an e-mail to This website will be retired later in 2019.

Protecting Confidentiality & Anonymity

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Policy for the Retention, Storage and Transfer of Human Subjects Research Records [view/download Policy]


Ways to Protect Confidentiality

Confidentiality vs Anonymity

Data Collection Instruments

Examples of Identifying Information

Study Codes

Collection of Subjects' Date-of-Birth (Policy No. 3.08)