UCSD Human Research Protections Program

Secondary Use Research

The launch of Kuali IRB on July 7, 2021 will affect the use of forms on these pages. For more details, see the special note at the top of our main Forms page .

These forms are for studies that only propose the secondary use of data, records, or biospecimens. Secondary Use means the data/records/biospecimens to be used are/were initially collected for a purpose other than the proposed research.

These forms are to be used regardless of the expected level of review. They replace both the Exempt Category 4 and Existing Medical Record Review forms.

To submit a Secondary Use Application, prepare and upload 2 documents via e-IRB services:

Instructions can be found on the Secondary Use Facesheets.

Contact the Human Research Protections Program Office