[Air-L] research regs.

Marj Kibby Marj.Kibby at newcastle.edu.au
Sun Aug 12 12:48:56 PDT 2007


You're now misinterpreting your own posts. That's an OR in there not an

4. Research involving the collection or study of existing data,  
documents, records . . . if these sources are publicly available or  
if the information is recorded by the investigator in such a maner  
that subjects cannot be identified


Dr Marjorie Kibby, 
Senior Lecturer in Communication & Culture
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle,  Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
Marj.Kibby at newcastle.edu.au
+61 2 49216604
>>> Ed Lamoureux <ell at bumail.bradley.edu> 08/12/07 10:06 PM >>>
On Aug 11, 2007, at 11:54 PM, Marj Kibby wrote:
> Doesn't this say clearly that if the blog (publicly available) already
> exists before your study begins, and was not set up for the purpose of
> your study then it is exempt?
> Marj

Yes as along as the data set is "finished" before IRB review . . .  
HOWEVER, that's under the condition that the data cannot be tracked  
back to the individual. 

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