Interested in accessing data from one of our trials?
Start by checking the information on the study page and protocol
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of accessing data from one of our trials, the first step is to check the information available on the study page and protocol, if available, to see if it is likely to meet your needs.
Does it meet your needs?
Check the data request requirements
Once you have checked the study page information, look at the application form and key questions that reviewers use to assess applications.
Completing the application form is an iterative process.
The form requires information about:
Objectives and policy
Qualifications and suitability
Data and samples required
Ethical approval and consent requirements
Authorship and publication
Implications for the unit
Funding and resources needed and support available
A detailed protocol and statistical analysis plan are required along with other relevant documents e.g. grant applications, ethics approval.
There are several steps to an application
Applications go through the following stages:
Discussion with Unit's principal investigator, usually before formal application, to scope the science, practicality and resource requirements. View Senior Staff profiles. To contact the relevant study team, please use the email address on the study page.
Discussion of the detail of the intended proposal with the senior scientist at the Unit with overall responsibility for that research area.
Review of the detail of the intended project by the Trial Management Group (or equivalent).
Review by the Unit's Scientific Strategy Group, especially if there are resource implications for the Unit, e.g. it would involve Unit staff in undertaking new analyses or collecting additional data.
Review by the Trial Steering Committee (or equivalent), which includes independent members, to assess the impact on the study.
Review by the Independent Data Monitoring Committee, if intermediate or immature data are requested.