Data Handling

The Biostatics Core group is committed to protecting information regarding Protected Health Information (PHI) data for the purposes of research. All students and faculty are required to comply, at all times, with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Biostatistics Core will work with you to ensure that your data is properly de-identified and that you are storing and transporting the data in a proper and secure manner. 

Be aware of the Ferris State University Institutional Review Board (IRB). All research involving humans must be approved by the IRB. The Biostats Core will request verification of your IRB approval if your project involves data collected on human subjects.