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FAQ Group Archives: Requesting access to data

The purpose of the Vivli platform is to support research utilizing available clinical data leading to published analysis of a concrete scientific hypothesis. For more information about our members’ data sharing policies, please visit each member’s page on our website.

Users either can access the data by downloading it or have access to a remote desktop workspace in a secure virtual research environment. On the member’s page, a member will share if the data is available by download or within the research environment. Find out more about the secure research environment.

On average it takes a few months to access data in the Vivli platform, but the timeline will vary depending on the number of data contributors, the number of studies, and your availability to respond to comments. Learn more about the data request process here. Once the proposal is final, the Vivli member(s) will prepare…

You can use our enquiry form to ask about a study from one of our Members that is not listed on Vivli, or for any additional study information not included in the study listing. It’s important to note that users can only request studies from Vivli Members.

More information about how to submit a request is available in our quick start guide as well as our how-to guide for requesting studies, found here in our How To Guides.

Vivli is a non-profit entity supported by both data contributors and data requestors who contribute to the administrative costs of running the platform. Requesting data is free and available to everyone. Data requestors who request data that are accessed through the secure research environment are charged a nominal cost for use of the secure research environment after a specified period of time, learn more here about that cost.

The Vivli platform allows users to search through listed studies using three search methods: PICO Search, Keyword Search, Quick Study Look-up For more information, see Searching for Studies on our website.

The search feature is open to all users. To request data, a researcher or team must first create an account on Vivli and submit a research proposal. You do not have to be a member to request data using Vivli. Please see our quick start guide on how to request data.

As a Vivli user, you have access to a secure research environment, a virtual work-space within the Vivli platform, which contains a bevy of the most popular tools for statistical analysis and manuscript preparation, including SAS, STATA, R, Python, Jupyter, the Microsoft Office suite and a full set of tools and scripts (available on Secure…

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