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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Confidentiality and Human Subject Protection Requirements


All NIJ employees, contractors, and award recipients must be cognizant of the importance of protecting the rights and welfare of human subject research participants. All research conducted at NIJ or supported with NIJ funds must comply with all Federal, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, and NIJ regulations and policies concerning the protection of human subjects and the DOJ confidentiality requirements.

View a decision tree to determine if your project constitutes research involving human subjects (pdf, 2 pages).

The following FAQs provide guidance on understanding responsibilities related to Confidentiality and Human Subject Protections

Human Subjects and Privacy Requirements