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Table 9 Concerns described by participants regarding foreign partnerships.

From: Security and privacy requirements for a multi-institutional cancer research data grid: an interview-based study

Specific Concerns Count
Privacy requirements are different than US 4
Contracts are difficult to enforce overseas 2
Concerns about potential national security threat 2
Quality of foreign partner IRB review varies greatly 2
Cannot ensure that foreign partner will not be violating their own laws 1
Increased security may be necessary 1
Research ethics guidelines vary greatly 1
  1. Scenario 2 – Question 22. A total of 9 interviews provided responses. Respondents included university and IRB legal counsel, IRB directors, office of Research representatives, and Privacy and Compliance officers. Data was aggregated with interview statement as the unit of analysis.