Consent Forms, Passwords, and Data - Oh My!
Claire Chance,Sarah Robinson,Mara Sedlins
Wednesday, January 13th 2021
Human subjects data are protected data collected from consenting participants, which may include identifying information and are regulated by Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval processes (https://www.research.colostate.edu/ricro/irb/). Managing and protecting data collected from human participants has a number of important considerations, including consent form language, ethical data sharing, data de-identification, protected data storage and backups, effective data protection practices, and compliance with CSU policies. Researchers using restricted secondary data from human subjects will need to consider these best practices as well.
Goals and Target Audience:
Inform participants about best practices for writing effective consent forms and IRB protocols for managing data from human participants, including effectively keeping data confidential while enabling ethical data sharing. Participants will be aware of potential pitfalls and risks, CSU data policies, and resources available to them. The target audience is researchers (faculty, graduate students, research associates, postdoctoral researchers) who are working with protected data from human participants.