Sunday, September 04, 2005

Research study at Indiana University suspended following privacy breach

A research study about smoking at Indiana University has been suspended by the university's Institutional Review Board (the US equivalent of a Research Ethics Board) after information related to study participants was released to someone trying to track down former students in connection with organizing a class reunion. The research project, funded by the National Institutes of Health was one of the largest longitudinal studies into smoking and attitudes towards smoking in the US. See - News - Smoking Study Suspended Because Of Privacy Concerns. Also, Washington Post: University Suspends 25-Year Smoking Study.

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