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Apply for a Data Research Project

Step 1: Letter of Intent

Applying for a data research project begins with the researcher submitting a letter of intent(Word) describing the proposed research study.

PDE Data Governance Research Committee reviews the proposed research study and makes a recommendation for the research project application process to proceed or not;

Recommended research projects must have a completed research application submitted for PDE’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) review.

Step 2: Complete the official IRB application

The following documents must be submitted, along with the IRB research application (where applicable):

Step 3: Enter the Data Access Agreement

PDE will contact the researcher to enter into the appropriate data access agreement once the IRB has approved the research application.

Step 4:

Upon both parties completing and signing the Data Access agreement, PDE will work to pull together the identified research data and provide it to the researcher.