Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Disclosure of Human Data Policy (School of Medicine)

Sharing human data with third parties for research and technology development has potential to accelerate biomedical research and advance science in support of the missions of Washington University and our affiliated hospital partners, BJC Health Care (BJC) (collectively, the “Institutions”). Data from patients and research participants are used in the hopes of advancing knowledge, improving care, and benefiting patients and society. It is critical that we act as good stewards for these entrusted resources. Sharing human data shall occur in accordance with sound scientific and ethical principles and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The purpose of this policy is to establish the principles under which sharing of human data with external parties is done in an ethical and secure manner and that furthers the mission of enhancing education, advancing science and research, and delivering high-quality, innovative patient care.

Download a copy of the Washington University School of Medicine Policy Governing Disclosure of Human Data to Third Parties for Product Development (PDF).