UNC HCS is permitted to use and disclose PHI for research with individual authorization or, under limited circumstances, without individual authorization. PHI may be used for research with:
Authorization signed by the patient (or copy of informed consent document signed before 4/14/03); OR
Waiver of Authorization approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) (or copy of IRB waiver of informed consent approved prior to 4/14/03); OR
Limited Waiver of Authorization approved by the IRB for research eligibility prescreening and/or recruitment contact.