DATA STEWARD REVIEW AND APPROVAL
Each agency with data available through Population Data BC, such as WorkSafeBC and the BC Cancer Agency, retains the right to approve all uses of their data. Each agency appoints a designated Data Steward, who is responsible for reviewing and approving every Data Access Request (DAR). See also: Research Access Policy Framework.
Once a DAR is approved, the Data Steward(s) will notify your Researcher Liaison at Population Data BC who will, in turn, notify the researcher that the application has been successful.
Note: A DAR may be conditionally approved pending, for example, notification of an ethics review. Any conditions must be met before data preparation can begin. Your Researcher Liaison will alert researchers to any conditions that must be met. If one or more Data Stewards involved in the application have not yet approved the project, Population Data BC will not be able to deliver any data - even for those sources with Data Steward approval. PopData must have received all approvals and have all conditions met before provision of data.See also: additional requirements
At this stage the researcher will be required to sign a Research Agreement with the Data Steward(s). The purpose of the Research Agreement is to provide a legally enforceable framework for information (data) sharing between the Data Steward(s) and the researcher. The approved DAR form will be attached as an appendix to the signed Research Agreement.
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