IRB Guidelines - Use of Specimens & Private Information

Discussion of activities involving biological specimens and other private information.  Discussion include how to assess whether an activity constitutes non-exempt human subjects research and clarifies when regulations (45 CFR 46) do and do not apply to an activity.  This is an advanced topic video and is best suited to viewing by individuals already possessing a basic understanding of the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects. See also:

For more information on the UMass Institutional Review Board or institutional requirements regarding research involving human subjects, contact:

Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)
108 Research Administration Building
70 Butterfield Terrace
University Of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9242

Phone: (413) 545-3428
FAX: (413) 577-1728
Email: humansubjects@ora.umass.edu

Additional materials are available on the Human Research Protection Office website.