Data Access Process

Researchers and trainees are encouraged to access CanCOLD data for their research project. This page outlines the step-by-step process to submit a data access request to the CanCOLD cohort.

Data Access Process

Step 1

Create an account

Before initiating a request for data access, all researchers must create a user account.

Step 2

Complete and submit your access request form

A new data access requests is created from the Data Access Requests page. When researchers are ready to complete and submit an access request, they must fill and submit an application form online in english and attach all of the required access documentation.

Following the submission of the application form, the data access committee will review it and will communicate with the researcher if additional information is needed.

Step 3

Track your request

Researchers can track the progress and history of their access request online, by going to the Data Access Requests page and selecting the data access request. The data access request dashboard summarizes the status of the request and any actions that are required from the researcher. A notification will be sent once a submitted project is approved or if revisions are requested from the review committee.

Step 4

Report on project progress

Once the research project has been approved and access to the data is provided, some periodical (yearly) reports can be requested. Amendments may be added to the original data access request during the progress of the project. A final report outlining the scientific achievements (publications, presentations) of the project to assist CanCOLD in disseminating the results of the research project. The recorded information will be available on the Approved Projects page.