Privacy, confidentiality and data security: handbook of research policies and procedures

Published: March 2020

by: Institute for Work & Health

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) regards the access to personal information for research purposes as an important privilege. Protecting the privacy of individuals whose personal information is used in our research and the confidentiality of personal information in our custody is an integral commitment of IWH.

The Institute’s full set of policies and practices with respect to protecting the privacy of individuals and the confidentiality of personal information are set out in this handbook prepared by IWH’s Privacy Committee. Revised in March 2020, the handbook outlines our privacy commitment, ethical principles guiding research involving human participants, privacy protection principles, legislative framework, and privacy protection policies and procedures.