The Cardiac Atlas Project needs new contributions of clinical data. However contributing new data requires extra steps, including checking and de-identifying patient data to comply with HIPAA regulation. There are strict guidelines to uphold patient data privacy before releasing it to the public:
- A local ethics committee or an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, which is compatible for data sharing, must be obtained.
- The data must be anonymized or de-identified.
- No information in the data that can be used to identify an individual.
- You must agree to safeguard the key linking of the original subject identifiers to the newly generated ones.
- You must not give this mapping to CAP investigators.
- You must acknowledge that the free analysis that CAP will provide is not FDA approved for clinical care.
Please read the document policies about contributing new studies for more information:
- CAP Policies and Procedures for Contributing Studies
- CAP Policies and Procedures for Ethics and Informed Consent
- CAP Policies and Procedures for Private Health Information and Identified Data
Other related policies that may affect your data if they are being shared:
Ready to contribute?
Please contact CAP’s Principal Investigators.