First, IRB stands for Institutional Review Board, which is the committee formally designated to approve, monitor, and review research involving humans. IRBIS, the Institutional Review Board Information System, is the online form for submitting approvals to UNC's IRB. Studies involving humans may contain sensitive data and IRBIS establishes clear definitions of the levels of data determined by the IRB. These are the concrete requirements for data protection. If your data as described in your IRB application meets the standards for Level 3 data, you will be referred to seek help from your appropriate IT office.
The study collects data that does not require additional security measures.
The study collects data that requires additional security measures in order to ensure there is no inadvertant disclosure.
The study collects data that requires additional security measures in order to ensure there is no inadvertant disclosure. Any computers storing or accessing data collected for the study are required to implement these measures.