What type of application do I need to submit to use samples/images/data for research purposes?
Researchers who will use samples/images/data for research purposes will need to submit one of the following application types, based on the study activities: 1) Initial review application: Full review; 2) Initial review application: Non-exempt medical records review; 3) Initial review application: Exemption; 4) Reading Center/Statistical Data Analysis Center (SDAC)/Analysis center for data, specimens and/or images.
Frequently Asked Question
The type of application required is dependent on the source of the samples/images/data for research purposes, as well as the identifiability of the samples/images/data and whether the samples/images/data are currently in existence. Furthermore, the role of the investigator in the testing and analysis of the samples/images/data could impact the type of application required.
For more information, see the below document(s).