STAGE 3a of the DATA ACCESS PROCESS: Contracts and agreements
Once a DAR has been approved the Researcher signs a number of legally binding contracts and agreements.
The Research Agreement
The Researcher must 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. The Researcher at this point also signs a eConfidentiality Pledge.
Population Data BC - Researcher Services Agreement
Once the Researcher accepts the Population Data BC (PopData) Cost Quote, both parties sign a Population Data BC - Researcher Services Agreement which formalizes the requested services and costs to be reimbursed to PopData.
Once the signed Population Data BC - Researcher Services Agreement has been returned, the project is placed in the work queue of the Data Services Unit.
Population Data BC - Researcher Services Agreement 122kb pdf | download example
Once the Research Agreement and Population Data BC - Researcher Services Agreement have been signed a Researcher Account is set up. This provides the Researcher with access to online privacy training and, for a Researcher using the Secure Research Environment (SRE), a YubiKey® is issued and space for the approved project is created on the SRE.