HIPAA for BU Researchers
BU has updated HIPAA policies and resources for researchers, and you need to know about them!
Whether HIPAA applies to human subjects research can be a thorny issue with big consequences. We’ve created some resources to make this area easier for researchers to manage– so you have more time to focus on your research.
Here are a few quick ways to get the information you need:
- Click on http://www.bu.edu/researchsupport/compliance/human-subjects/hipaa/ for a quick guide to HIPAA and Research. Here you’ll find a summary of how to access HIPAA data for research; how you need to protect it during and after research; and how to report a breach.
- A new training module, HIPAA and Data Security for Researchers, is available on the CITI platform.
- BU’s updated HIPAA policy on Research is found at http://www.bu.edu/policies/information-security-home/hipaa_toc/hipaa-authorizations/ See Section 5.5.
- And here are some recent recent live training slides with links to resources: