IRB Frequently Asked Questions for THCIC Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Room Data
Approximately one week after payment is received.
Base charge is $30 per variable per data quarter or $120 per variable per data year. Depending on the requirements for the IRB proposal additional charges may be applied and for: Linking to or with another dataset; Sub setting the data (for example, only a subset of the state data is allowed or needed for the proposal); or the IRB proposal requests future data in that is not available at the time of approval or wants quarterly releases of the data.
Contact the DSHS IRB Administrator at (512) 776-2202.
You will receive an email from the IRB Administrator.
Fully address and answer each question asked on the IRB forms
If data partners are listed, please provide their role in the IRB proposal and whether they will be accessing the data
Request only data necessary for proposed project, asking for “all data available” may require further action
Provide lists of personnel that access the data for analysis and who has access to disks or the data on the network
Provide detailed responses on how data will be securely stored. For example, where the data will be stored (disks, flash drives, network system, standalone computers or laptops) and the protection mechanisms on those devices
Provide detailed responses on how patients and physician identities are to protected when data are accessed, and for any presentations of the data
Provide detailed responses on how data are to be destroyed once data project is complete. For example: hard drive shredding, data erasure, overwriting, physical destruction