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Research Data Management

This guide offers guidance and resources for managing research data in any discipline.

U.S. Human Subjects and Privacy Protection Laws

If your research involves people, education records, or health records, then human subjects and privacy protection regulations may impact how you collect, transmit, access, store, share, and dispose of your research data, especially personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI). Three important federal regulations are the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects ('Common Rule'), The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA Privacy Rule).

UVA Human Subject Research Programs

UVA Institutional Review Boards provide training and other resources to help researchers comply with federally mandated research guidelines. The Institutional Review Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (IRB-SBS) is responsible for reviewing all non-medical behavioral human research. The IRB for Health Science Research (IRB-HSR) reviews all medically related research involving human subjects and serves as the HIPAA Privacy Board for research involving Protected Health Information (PHI). Residents for Respectful Research (R3) is a community led companion to UVA's IRB.