Confidentiality, privacy, and anonymity are three terms frequently used, and misunderstood, in SBER involving human subjects. Contributing to the confusion are changing laws and regulations affecting privacy and confidentiality, advances in technology, and shifting expectations by individuals about use of their personal information, including in research. In this session, participants will learn about these concepts and the legal and regulatory environment affecting them in SBER; identify how these concepts play out in the lifecycle of a research study; and discuss strategies for IRBs and researchers to minimize risk in SBER studies related to these concepts. This session will be hosted in Zoom and attendees are encouraged use the video and audio features to actively participate in the dialogue.
Describe the concepts of confidentiality, privacy and anonymity, and laws and regulations impacting them in SBER
Identify how confidentiality, privacy and anonymity come into play in the lifecycle of a research study
Evaluate best practices for minimizing risk to participants in SBER related to these concepts