Third-Party Access to Existing Data Protocol
Use the "Third-Party Access to Existing Data Protocol" if you propose to access existing data about individual persons that have been collected by others and which contain personal identifiers, such as names or phone numbers. The protocol still applies even if you do not intend to use or report the personal identifiers.
The words "authorization" and "consent" are used as synonyms. The protocol outline is designed to elicit the information needed for the CSUB Institutional Review Board [IRB] to evaluate requests for waiver of authorization by individuals for use/disclosure of information about them for research purposes. The structure reflects the provisions of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA] that regulates research access to protected health information. If the data requested contain protected health information, then the waiver documentation provided by the IRB will satisfy HIPAA requirements. However, at CSUB the same procedure is used to evaluate requests to waive authorization for use/disclosure of any information for research purposes, such as scores on standardized tests in the educational setting.
Complete a "Third-Party Access to Existing Data Protocol", describing your proposed activities. The steps are:
Submit the completed protocol to the IRB by clicking here. This protocol may be submitted
at any time, although there are periodic deadlines for protocols
requiring Standard Review.
Please note submissions must be through FIREFOX ONLY!
The IRB does not accept direct submissions from students. If you are a student, when your faculty research mentor is satisfied with your IRB submission materials, provide him/her with an electronic copy, completed as explained above. This document will be submitted by your faculty research mentor, using the above link. IRB reviewer feedback will be provided directly to the faculty research mentor, who will work with you on requested clarifications and revisions.
See the example protocols if needed: Third-Party Access to Existing Data Protocol: Examples
For your information, reviewers use this Third-Party Access Protocol Review Form when they review a Human Subjects Protocol.