WVU Research Data Protection Certificate


Starting Oct. 11, 2021, all University-affiliated researchers must obtain a Data Protection Certificate before submitting an initial IRB protocol, requesting approval for an HSC biospecimen or data repository, or requesting a data use agreement from WVU Office of Sponsored Programs. 

If any data requirements change after any of those approvals are granted, you must submit a new Data Protection Certificate request.

Request a Data Protection Certificate: 

Fill out the Data Protection Form to request a Data Protection Certificate. If your submission involves lower-risk activity, your request will automatically be approved. For higher-risk activity, you will be notified as your request moves through an approval process. Upon approval, you will receive an email with a PDF attachment of your certificate. It may take up to one hour to receive a certificate after automatic or final approval. 

View the Data Protection Certificate at WVU video for more details about the Data Protection Form and submission process. 

Need assistance? 

Visit the OHRP website for questions about the form, or contact OHRP at ResearchDataProtectionSupport@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7073. If you have problems accessing the form, contact the ITS Service Desk at 304-293-4444.


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