SOAR Data Use Policy for the Duke Cardiac Catheterization dataset (DukeCath)
The DCRI SOAR program is designed to facilitate open sharing of clinical research data with responsible researchers to promote open science and allow investigators to verify results as well as pursue interesting secondary uses of existing data. Ultimately, this increase in transparency will inform science and improve patient care.
Process: Each proposal for data access is initially assessed for completeness, then, reviewed by a Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) appointed Independent Review Committee (IRC) with expertise in biostatistics, research ethics, patient privacy, and the clinical specialty of the proposal to evaluate the 1) proposed research and statistical methods, 2) dissemination plan, and 3) qualification of the investigator(s). Upon approval from the IRC, the de-identified Duke Cardiac Catheterization dataset without a link field (“DukeCath Data”) are provided in a secured environment equipped with analytical tools directly to the Recipient/investigator and his/her team for a designated period of time. The IRC is also responsible for reviewing proposed publications prior to submission to assess concordance with the stated analysis plan.
Data Use Agreement (DUA)
By entering his/her name and clicking the “I agree” button below, the Recipient agrees to the following procedures and regulations regarding access to the DukeCath Data:
DukeCath Data will be provided to Recipient via SAS® Clinical Trial Data Transparency platform (a Multi-Sponsor Environment for secure file sharing) unless a different media/method for data transfer is mutually agreed upon. All DukeCath Data shall remain the property of Duke University (Duke). Recipient shall have the right to acknowledge Duke and DCRI as the source of the DukeCath Data but shall not otherwise use Duke’s or DCRI’s name in any manner without the prior written consent from Duke. Recipient accepts responsibility and liability for any unauthorized disclosure of the DukeCath Data and shall notify Duke immediately in the event of a breach of data security or other unapproved release of the DukeCath Data and take the appropriate steps to limit any further such use or disclosure.