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Table 3 IRB requirements when the original researcher will or will NOT be involved in proposed study using previously collected biospecimens

From: IRB practices and policies regarding the secondary research use of biospecimens

   Original researcher NOT involved Original researcher involved
Level of Identifiability   Yes/Usually n (%) Yes/Usually n (%)
Anonymized Require submission of information about the new study 15 (29) 40 (78)
  Require submission of documentation of review from external researcher’s IRB 12 (24) 28 (55)
Coded Require submission of information about the new study 22 (43) 48 (94)
  Require submission of documentation of review from external researcher’s IRB 18 (35) 36 (71)
Identified* Require submission of information about the new study 30 (59) 51 (100)
  Require submission of documentation of review from external researcher’s IRB 30 (59) 40 (75)
  1. *Data missing from 2 respondents.