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Table 2 Specific questions relevant to databases

From: Ethics review as a component of institutional approval for a multicentre continuous quality improvement project: the investigator's perspective

Question No. (%) of the 16 sites
Identifying information used in stored data or in analysis? 4 (25%)
How is identity of subjects protected? 7 (44%)
Password protection for data? 2 (13%)
Is information going into a database? 5 (31%)
Are data linked? 5 (31%)
Does anyone outside site have access to data? 5 (31%)
Data monitoring procedures 5 (31%)
Who will analyze the data? 5 (31%)
Disposition of data at end of study 8 (50%)
Plans for future use of the data 5 (31%)
Privacy risks and controls assessment 3 (19%)