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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.9

Death/Suicide Implicit Association Test (IAT)
Death/Suicide Implicit Association Test (IAT) Technology

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Description: The Implicit Association Task (Greenwald, McGhee, & Schwartz, 1998) is a widely-used cognitive-behavioral paradigm that measures the strength of automatic (implicit) associations between concepts in people`s minds relying on latency measures in a simple sorting task. The Death/Suicide IAT is a task that runs on Inquisit Lab to determine what stimuli to present, how fast to present them, and records response time. Participants are asked to categorize attributes (e.g. `my`, `they`) and target items (e.g. `death`, `life`) into predetermined categories via keystroke presses.

Data generated from this technology is not stored in a database. Files are saved on the local hard drive of the machine that is using Inquisit Lab. Additionally, this technology does not collect identifying information as it requests a subject identification number.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.3
Decision Date: 03/30/2020
Aliases: S-IAT
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Nock Lab
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/30/2020).