The Proposal Process
To access restricted data through the RDC, you need to submit a proposal. The proposal serves four main purposes:
- To make sure that researchers have a defined research question that addresses a public health concern.
- To determine what restricted variables are needed to complete the project.
- To assess disclosure risk based on the types of output and requested restricted variables.
- To determine the mode of access and the required software.
Step 1: Determine a need for restricted data. Restricted Data
Step 2: Determine the best mode of access. Mode of Access
Step 3: Step 3: Develop your research proposal.
Please use the resources below to help draft your proposal.
Sample Proposal [PDF - 393 KB]
RDC-Student-Advisor Agreement [PDF - 71 KB]
Step 4: Submit your proposal for review. All proposals should follow the Proposal Format, include page numbers, and be emailed as one document to Peter Meyer, RDC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have any questions, please contact us anytime.
Step 5: Wait for comments from the review committee and respond quickly to expedite review. Review Committee
Step 6: Update your proposal when there are changes. Amendment Procedures