Limited data set

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Limited data set is information disclosed by a covered entity to a researcher who has no relationship with the individual whose information is being disclosed. [1]

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Under the privacy rule in HIPAA, the covered entity is permitted to disclose protected health information, with direct identifiers removed, subject to obtaining a data use agreement from the researcher receiving the limited data set. [1] [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Johns Hopkins Medicine JHM Office of Human Subjects Research
  2. National Institutes of Health, HIPAA Privacy Rule