Investigator Resources


What is HIPAA? HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. In the IRB context, HIPAA refers to the part of that law dealing with privacy of health and mental health care information and the regulations that the Department of Health and Human Services has issued to implement the law.

Please review the HIPAA Policies, Procedures, and Forms Manual for additional information.


a. IRB Manual


b. New Common Rule


c. Handouts

Exempt Categories New Common Rule Handout

Expedited Categories New common Rule Handout

Data Encryption 

Guidance on the Storage of Sensitive Data

Password Etiquette


d. Checklists

Principal Investigator (PI) Checklist

All PIs should use this to check off necessary steps before IRB application submission.

Faculty Chair Checklist

All Faculty Chairs and Sponsors should use this to check off chair responsibilities before IRB application submission.


e. Training Presentations

GSBM IRB Presentation

GSEP IRB Presentation

SPP IRB Presentation

SOL IRB Presentation 


f. FAQs