Proposal Review and Committee Decision

The RDC Analyst circulates the proposal to the Review Committee. The Review committee includes the, Data System Representative(s) and the Confidentiality Officer. The review usually takes about 8 to 12 weeks.

Review Committee Decision

  • Revise and resubmit
    • Normally, researchers are asked to revise and resubmit. The RDC Analyst will provide feedback from the Review Committee to help you revise your proposal.
    • You should always follow the following steps for updating your proposal:
      • Indicate “Revised” and the date [00/00/0000] on the first page.
      • Explain the changes and why they are necessary throughout the relevant sections of the proposal.
      • Highlight or “track” all changes.
      • Email directly to your RDC Analyst, include a summary of the changes.

  • Approve
    • NCHS approval reflects the judgment that this research, as described in the proposal, is an appropriate use of the requested data and that it is feasible to complete the project using the RDC.
    • Approval does not mean NCHS endorses the merit of the proposed research or its substantive, methodological, theoretical, or policy relevance.
    • Approval of a proposal does not explicitly or implicitly guarantee that all output generated by the analysis will be released. Output that poses a disclosure risk will be suppressed.
    • Approval lasts for three years. After three years of active use or one year of inactivity you may be required to submit a new proposal

  •  Disapprove
Page last reviewed: May 11, 2018