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Data Source Table

Data Source
Description
WVU Medical/Dental Records   Data from a WVU Medicine medical or dental record will be requested from WV CTSI. Requests are reviewed and approved by WVCTSI. You may be contacted for questions related to the request, and additional request forms and HIPAA documentation such as a HIPAA Waiver of Authorization may be required.

You will be prompted to select if your request is for a Fully - Deidentified Data Set, a Limited Data Set, or a Data Set with Identifiers.

Fully-De-identified data sets provided from WV CTSI do not require a HIPAA Waiver. Limited Data Sets and Data Sets with identifiers do require a HIPAA Waiver
Approved HSC Data/Biospecimen Repository An approved repository stored on HSC/WVU Medicine managed facilities or data storage.  HSC repositories are approved by WVU Medicine/HSC staff and WV CTSI provides facilitation of approvals.

If you are unsure if a repository is approved, select OTHER WVU DATA SOURCE and indicate the source.

You will be prompted to select if your request is for a   Fully - Deidentified Data Set, a Limited Data Set, or a Data Set with Identifiers.
Other WVU Data Source Any internal secondary data source (the data was created by WVU).  The data may be identifiable or not.  Do not select this source for WVU medical/dental records, HSC repositories or WVU Library data sets.
External Data Source     Any external secondary data source provided to the research team. The data may be identifiable or not.  
Public Data or Data Set  A data set from the WVU Library or other publicly available internal or external source.  This data can also contain identifiers available to the general public. (e.g. a phone book)
Data Collection - Anonymous The data will be collected so that responses cannot be tied to a participant by anyone (e.g., survey, interview, interaction, intervention). NOTE: Anonymous does NOT mean de-identified, coded, or anonymized.
Data Collection - Identifiable The data will be collected by the researcher directly from the main source with identifiers. At least one variable from the list should be selected.