May I maintain a list of names of people who might be interested in a future study?

  • The answer to this question is actually regulated by HIPAA. Keep in mind that HIPAA ONLY applies to studies involving health information. If the future study is related to health issues- the following steps must be taken.

HIPAA: If the researcher wants to keep a list of potential subjects for future studies that is not associated with an active approved protocol, they will need to obtain IRB approval for the list of names (“a database protocol”) before creating the list of names.