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Accessing & Using Protected Health Information
for Research Purposes
HIPAA’s Impact on Research
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes conditions under which covered entities, including the VCU Affiliated Covered Entity can provide researchers access to and use of Protected Health Information (PHI). The Rule is not intended to impede research. However, it does provide for specific ways that PHI can be accessed and used by researchers as well as defines how individuals have control over their health information when they are research participants.
HIPAA Forms and Templates
The HIPAA Forms and Templates have been moved to the VCU IRB Forms page at:
Guidance for Researchers