The Shared FACS Facility follows the HIPAA guidelines for Stanford University, described in full at http://hipaa.stanford.edu/. For users of our instruments, these guidelines simplify to the following basic rule:
If you run human patient samples, do not put any annotation in the data files or experiment which would allow one to identify that person by name or patient ID.
If you have any questions about implimentation of this policy, please contact the Faciity Director.
updated on: 09/08/09