*The Social Security Number of a research subject is considered confidential information and should not be used to identify a research subject unless legally mandated.
*ITS shall be available to assist in identifying alternatives to use of Social Security Number.
*In the event that the Social Security Number of a research subject must be maintained, a form, [http://app1.unmc.edu/forms/its/ssn_request.cfm Request to Use Social Security Number], must be completed and submitted the Information Security Office who will facilitate approval from the Institutional Review Board. In cases where the research subject Social Security Number must be stored in a database, the database use must comply with [
http:// www.unmc.edu/its /security/procedures/database-security.html ITS Database Security Procedures].
*The Social Security Number of someone in a category not previously defined is considered confidential information and should not be used to identify an individual unless legally mandated.