What is the Database?
The WU Genomic Database is a shared research resource linking genomic data with electronic medical records. The database uses a standardized consent for all investigators.
The IRB has approved a common consent that can be used by all WU genomic researchers to allow participant genetic data to be linked to their electronic health record for research purposes.
Common Consent PDF
How do I get started?
Researchers interested in using the Genomic Database Consent should contact the Precision Medicine Navigator Tricia Salyer firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the study’s protocol and given instructions for use.
WU IRB Return of Results Guidance: Genetic/Genomic Data (PDF) Guidance developed with WU IRB that is also in the HRPO Research Guide covering general principles to consider and informed consent requirements when returning primary and incidental genomic research results to research participants.
National Academies of Science Guidance on Return of Results (PDF) Reviews the current evidence on the benefits, harms, and costs of returning individual research results, while also considering the ethical, social, operational, and regulatory aspects of the practice.
Guidance on Consent for Data Sharing for Researchers
A white paper that is also a section in the HRPO Investigator Guide covering the NIH policy on data sharing and addresses commonly asked questions.