Provider: Health and Retirement Study

Extras Administration: IRB required

Language from Contract:
15.e. Proof of current IRB approval for projects using restricted data, which must be renewed annually. Note that only Full or Expedited IRB reviews are acceptable. Projects using restricted data do not qualify for IRB Exemption as secondary data analysis.

20. The Research Plan and Restricted Data Protection Plan approved by HRS (and the portions of the Research Plan approved by HRS that deal with respondent anonymity and data security, if any) have been reviewed and approved by the Receiving Agency's DHHS-registered Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Review Committee, using the standards and procedures for live human subjects, and a certification of that approval has been provided to HRS. IRB approval must be at either the Full or Expedited level; access to these data does not qualify as exempt secondary analysis.