SYSTEM NAME: Human Experimental and Research Data Records (October 1, 2007, 72 FR 55814).
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None.
Locations 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9, as stated in Appendix A.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
The information in this system of records is obtained from individuals who have been involved in space flight, aeronautical research flight, and/or participated in NASA tests or experimental or research programs; civil service employees, military, employees of other government agencies, contractor employees, students, human subjects (volunteer or paid), and other volunteers on whom information is collected as part of an experiment or study.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
This system of records contains data obtained in the course of an experiment, test, or research medical data from in-flight records, other information collected in connection with an experiment, test, or research.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
42 U.S.C. §2475 and 44 U.S.C. §3101.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
Any disclosures of information will be compatible with the purpose for which the Agency collected the information. Records and information in this system may be disclosed: (1) To other individuals or organizations, including Federal, State, or local agencies, and nonprofit, educational, or private entities, who are participating in NASA programs or are otherwise furthering the understanding or application of biological, physiological, and behavioral phenomena as reflected in the data contained in this system of records; (2) To external biomedical professionals and independent entities to support internal and external reviews for purposes of research quality assurance; (3) To agency contractors or other Federal agencies, as necessary for the purpose of assisting NASA in the efficient administration of its programs; (4) To a Congressional office in response to an inquiry from that office made at the request of the subject of the record; and; and (5) In accordance with the standard routine uses as set forth in Appendix B.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, AND DISPOSITIONING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Records in this system are stored as paper documents, electronic media, micrographic media, photographs, or motion pictures film, and various medical recordings such as electrocardiograph tapes, stripcharts, and x-rays.
Records are retrieved by the individual's name, experiment or test; arbitrary experimental subject number; flight designation; or crewmember designation on a particular space or aeronautical flight.
Access is limited to Government personnel requiring access in the discharge of their duties and to appropriate support contractor employees or other individuals on a need-to-know basis. Computerized records are identified by code number and records are maintained in locked rooms or files. Records are protected in accordance with the requirements and procedures, which appear in the NASA regulations, set forth in 14 CFR 1212.605.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records are maintained in Agency files for varying periods of time depending on the need for use of the records and destroyed when no longer needed in accordance with NASA Records Retention Schedules, Schedule 7 Item 16.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS(ES):
Chief Health and Medical Officer, Location 1.
Subsystem Managers: Director Life Sciences Directorate, Chief Space Medicine Division, and Program Scientist Human Research Program, all at Location 5; Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chairs at appropriate NASA Field Centers at Locations set forth in Appendix A.
Information may be obtained by contacting the cognizant system or subsystem manager listed above. Requests must contain the identifying data concerning the requester, e.g., first, middle and last name; date of birth; and Social Security Number.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Requests from individuals should be addressed to the same address as stated above
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The NASA regulations for access to records and for contesting and appealing initial determinations by the individual concerned appear at 14 CFR part 1212.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information in this system is obtained from experimental test subjects, physicians and other health care providers, principal investigators and other researchers, and previous experimental test or research records.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None