Application processing time: recent examples

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The graph below provides examples of processing times for 25 recently approved projects. It is intended as a guide only to assist researchers in project planning.

Factors that can influence timelines for the various stages in the process are as follows:
 

Stage 1: Proposal to applied (green)

  • New Researchers/familiarity with data requested
  • Incomplete applications
  • Researcher responsiveness, commitment to process
  • Consistency among grant, ethics and DAR applications
  • Lack of full detail up front

Stage 2: Applied to approved stage (blue)

  • Project complexity (number of Data Stewards involved)
  • Competing institutional commitments or priorities
  • Legislative or policy changes

Stage 3: Approved to actionable (grey)

  • Responsiveness of all parties in signing agreements
  • External data providers’ capacity/responsiveness in drafting/signing Information Sharing Agreements
  • Multiple organizations playing a role in defining the cohort
  • Capacity of external data providers to produce cohorts or data extracts
  • Linkage complexity or availability of identifiers
  • Availability of most recent data files

Stage 4: Actionable to first data received (black)

  • Complexity of study population
  • Linkage complexity or availability of identifiers
  • Availability of most recent data files
  • number of datafiles requested

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Page last revised: November 7, 2017