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Camille Nebeker

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Interesting social media enabled research by CORE Network member Tim Mackey and colleagues!
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/machine_learning_detects_marketing_and_sale_of_opioids_on_twitter

Tim - did you work with the IRB on this research or was it designated as "not human subjects" as per the 45 CFR 46 definitions?

Timothy Mackey

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Thanks for the question. This study analyzed data regarding illicit online sale of controlled substances by websites (entities) and did not look at individual behavior nor look at identifiers. Hence, since this was a study only using publicly available data and did not examine nor report individually identifable information, it did not involve human subjects research.