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<p>IRBs can help investigators create a plan to prevent survey security breaches that can lead to false data and study slowdowns and shutdowns. IRBs should ensure researchers know that if they detect a breach that changes/corrupts data, leads to someone outside the research team accessing data, causes potential harm to participants, or requires a change in procedures or informed consent, it should be reported to the IRB.</p>

Take Steps to Prevent Damaging Security Breaches in Survey Studies