Research Data Security - Background & Guidance Purpose
Federal regulations require Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to protect the privacy of subjects,
including the confidentiality of their data.
Research is a global activity and it is the responsibility of the principal investigator to understand the laws and regulations for research in the United States. In the electronic and internet era, the majority of data is collected, stored or transmitted electronically and researchers in the US are federally required to provide a plan protecting the confidentiality of research data. The intent of this guidance is to provide best practices to the Florida Atlantic University research community to develop and manage their data.