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Last Updated 10/31/2014
Version 2.10
Filesize 60.12 KB
Audiences HSD Staff, HSD Staff, IRB Member, IRB Member, Researcher, Researcher
Doc Type Policy

SOP Public Data Sets


This document describes the procedures for evaluating whether the use of a publicly available data set involves "human subjects" as defined by federal regulations. The purpose of the evaluation is to label such data sets as "Public Data Sets" so that researchers who plan to use them know that neither exempt status nor IRB review is required.

Change Notes

  • Related to Ver. 2.10, noted 10/31/2014 @ 11:08am
    Added new public dataset.
    - sherrye
  • Related to Ver. 2.00, noted 06/28/2013 @ 09:23am
    Updated with new format for SOPs.
    - sherrye
  • Related to Ver. 1.70, noted 08/05/2011 @ 10:09am
    Public data sets added.
    - sherrye
  • Related to Ver. 1.60, noted 04/07/2011 @ 04:23pm
    Updated \"Certificate of Exemption\" to \"determination of exempt status\" where appropriate.
    - sherrye
  • Related to Ver. 1.50, noted 04/06/2011 @ 03:18pm
    Public data sets added.
    - sherrye
  • Related to Ver. 1.00, noted 01/28/2011 @ 10:47am
    Document newly added.
    - sherrye