Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR)

Special Issues

Sending or Receiving Specimens/ Data

Many scenarios exist where UVa personnel may wish to share specimens or data with another researcher or a UVa researcher would like to receive specimens or data from another individual.   It is often confusing to know what type of IRB approval or other documentation is required. 

The IRB-HSR has developed two algorithms which may help you in determining what is required.

Please review the applicable algorithm below:

Receiving Data/ Specimens
Sending Data/ Specimens