Working with data from or about people? Whether you are collecting data or reusing previously collected data that is personally identifiable take some time to consider data privacy issues. It is worth bearing in mind that data can be directly identifiable (includes names, IDs) and indirectly identifiable (where data points in combination allow for identification - such as age, occupation and census tract).
You will need to work with the Reed IRB to get approval for your research and the methods you will use to ensure privacy for the data involved. Not only is this process required, but once you have an approval in place, you have a plan to follow to help meet your legal and ethical responsibilities as a researcher.
Before designing a study that utilizes personally identifiable information (PII) or otherwise sensitive data, ask yourself if that information is truly necessary for your analysis. For example, do you need exact date of birth or will age suffice? Don't collect risky data if it isn't integral to your research question(s) and analyses.