New Guidance and Resources for Researchers!
The NIH Office of Science Policy, Office of Extramural Research released two new resources for the research community that aim to protect privacy and respect the autonomy of research participants when sharing data under the DMS Policy.
- The first resource is the Informed Consent for Research with Data and Biospecimens: Points to Consider and Sample Language for Future Use and/or Sharing. This document provides sample language to investigators and IRBs when developing consent for secondary use of data incl. biospecimens. View sample language guidance.
- They also released a request for comment on protecting the privacy of research participants when data is shared. NIH is seeking comments on this draft guidance through June 27, 2022. We encourage you to share these resources broadly with your internal and external communities. NIH has provided a template stakeholder email for your convenience.