Center for Global Research Data

Request Data from Vivli 

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Vivli provides a global data-sharing and analytics platform to serve all elements of the international research community.

Users may search for studies, request data packages, and analyze data sets within the Vivli platform.

Data Request Process Overview

Vivli provides a global data-sharing and analytics platform to serve all elements of the international research community.

Users may search for studies, request data packages, and analyze data sets within the Vivli platform.

Data Request Process Overview

Data request review process

Steps to sharing your clinical research data on Vivli

All data requests proceed through three steps during the data request review (blue box in the infographic above).

Step 1: Vivli Administrator form check — Ensure all required fields of the data request form are completed.

Step 2: Data Contributor Review — Check feasibility of fulfilling request.

Step 3: Approving Entity, Scientific Panel, or Independent Review Panel — Reviews based upon the merits of the research proposal.

Data Use Agreement

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. 

Vivli Data Use Agreement

See an example complete DUA here.

Before submitting your request, you may wish to review our standard Master DUA (above). 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:

  1. After a data request has passed a preliminary Vivli administrative check, Vivli will send the appropriate version 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.
  2. Vivli will review the completed DUA and determine if revisions are required.
  3. For institutions that do not currently have a master agreement in place, Vivli will then send the DUA to the individual who is responsible for signing on behalf of your institution/organization.
  4. 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.
  5. 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  support@vivli.org and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Secure Research Environment

The Vivli secure research environment is a cloud-based remote workspace that allows research teams to access data and conduct analyses. Download a complete list of Software and R packages available in the research environment. Users may bring in their own data, tools, algorithms, and statistical software to the Vivli secure research space upon request. All environments sizes allow 2 concurrent logins. The total number of researchers who can access a research environment is unlimited. To inquire about bringing in specific tools, algorithms, and statistical software, contact support@vivli.org.

Environment Type Computer Charge (for 2021) Size of Compute Space and Tools
Standard Research Environment No charge, 365 days
$12/day after 365 days
2CPUx&7GB size

Office 365, Jupyter Notebook, Python, STATA and R tools available

Premium Research Environment No charge, 90 days
$25/day after 90 days
4CPUx14GB size

Office 365, Jupyter Notebook, Python, STATA, R, and SAS* tools are available

*Alternative pricing applies for industry users of SAS, email support@vivli.org for details.

Environment Type Computer Charge (for 2021) Size of Compute Space and Tools
Standard Research Environment No charge, 365 days
$12/day after 365 days
2CPUx&7GB size

Office 365, Jupyter Notebook, Python, STATA and R tools available

Premium Research Environment No charge, 90 days
$25/day after 90 days
4CPUx14GB size

Office 365, Jupyter Notebook, Python, STATA, R, and SAS* tools are available

*Alternative pricing applies for industry users of SAS, email support@vivli.org for details.

Large Research Environment $50/day 16CPUx64GB size

Tools same as above

Compute Optimized Environment $85/day 32CPUx64GB size

Tools same as above

Memory Optimized Environment $165/day 64CPUx128GB size

Tools same as above

Compute Optimized Environment (L) $190/day 64CPUx504GB size

Tools same as above