Protection of Human Rights

Prior to any data arriving to the Datalys Center servers, the data undergoes a series of steps to ensure protection of human rights. These processes for the NCAA ISP have been approved by the NCAA’s Research Review Board and the NATION and Youth Programs have been Reviewed by the Western Institutional Review Board.

These methodologies have been determined exempt from Human Subjects’ Protections review under the guidance of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Exemption criteria 45 CFR §46.101(b)(2):

(2) Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), survey procedures, interview procedures or observation of public behavior, unless:

      (i) Information obtained is recorded in such a manner that human subjects can be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects; and (ii) any disclosure of the human subjects’ responses outside the research could reasonably place the subjects at risk of criminal or civil liability or be damaging to the subjects’ financial standing, employability, or reputation.

Because all data is de-identified, re-coded and encrypted before it is collected, no individual school, athlete or athletic trainer can be identified. Some individual schools may require proof of this exemption or may have an internal review process and Datalys Center staff can work with the ATs to secure approval to participate, if necessary.

We are happy to answer any questions from Athletic Trainers and Compliance Officers, please contact us at

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