All Data Requestors wishing to receive access to data must execute the Data Use Agreement (DUA). The DUA is the product of extensive negotiation with the organizations that contribute data to Vivli, and as such, the agreement is non-negotiable. This version of the DUA is for Academic Data Contributors and includes a Data Security Addendum which will allow the researcher to download the appropriate dataset(s) to their computer for analysis.
See an example completed Academic Data Contributor DUA here.
If you are a Non-Exempt researcher, Vivli will share a version of this agreement that is appropriate for your affiliation.
Please note that the Vivli team will initiate the DUA process with researchers as a part of the data request process. When you are considering submitting a request on the Vivli platform, please prioritize submission of your data request. The DUA process generally is as follows:
- After a data request has passed a preliminary Vivli administrative check, Vivli will send the appropriate version(s) of the DUA to the data requestor to read and acknowledge via DocuSign. The DocuSign envelope will specify what information is to be provided in each field for you. See these instructions for more information.
- Vivli will review the completed DUA and determine if revisions are required.
Vivli will then send the DUA to the individual who is responsible for signing on behalf of your institution/organization.
- Once the request is approved by all data contributors and IRPs, Vivli will append your approved Final Research Plan in the field marked EXHIBIT A / RESEARCH PLAN at the end of the Data Use Agreement form, fully execute the agreement, and upload the executed version to the Signed Agreements tab on the platform for you and your institution’s reference.
- Once this process has been completed, the data contributor(s) will begin the process of uploading the data.
Please note that any research team members from a different institution than the Lead Investigator will also need to complete and execute a DUA if they need to access the requested data.
If you have any questions or need any additional assistance completing your DUA once received, please contact the Vivli team at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.