Important IT Considerations for IRBs

IRBs need not be IT experts, however an awareness of potential risks posed by new technologies may be helpful. This document includes a list of questions for IRB members to consider when thinking about IT and/or data confidentiality protections, and concurrently evaluating the regulatory criteria for approval. This list is not exhaustive, but provides a baseline of questions to consider when evaluating the potential risks of the technology being utilized in the research.