• Identifiable information

    See 'Personal Data'.


  • Inclusion criteria

    Specific criteria which are defined within the study protocol that expressly include specific individuals to participate in a study e.g. individuals within a certain age range, with a specific condition, etc.


  • Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD)

    The Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) is an independent group, hosted by NHS Digital, that considers applications for sensitive data made through the Data Access Request Service.

  • Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

    The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998. Also the authority that deals with Freedom of Information in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


  • Information sheets

    See 'Participant/Patient information sheets'.


  • Inspection

    Inspection is a statutory activity, undertaken by government agencies or those acting on their behalf. It is a systematic investigation into systems and processes to measure compliance with legal frameworks.


  • Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

    The Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals required for health and social care/community care research in the UK.