Requesting Registers data for your own research
We encourage external parties to access and analyse the rich registers data set. However, there are some contractual limitations on how the data can be used. Requests to conduct research with the data follow a formal process. The registers policy for third party data access, which you will find included in the application form, gives more detail and is essential reading if you intend to apply.
If you plan to submit a data access request you must first discuss your requirements with Dr Kath Watson at Manchester to ensure that the rheumatoid arthritis register has the appropriate data. Only then should you complete the third party data request form and send it to the rheumatoid arthritis register team.
Only then should you complete a third party data request form and send it to the registers team.
Any application will be discussed by the Registers' Steering Committee and, if approved, data will subsequently be released.
There are three deadlines within any year which will link to the Committee meetings where access decisions are taken. The dates for 2017 are as follows:
Wednesday 10 May 2017
Friday 13 October 2017
Friday 22 December 2017
Be aware that the length of time from request to approval and finally to supply of data can be as long as six months, depending on the complexity or size of the request.
If you wish to submit a grant application partially or totally based on the use of registers data then you should discuss this with the Manchester team before submitting the grant application. The Chair can permit the inclusion of rheumatoid arthritis register data on a proposal at their discretion, but if the grant application is successful then a full proposal must be approved by the Registers' Steering committee before access is granted.
The dataset is limited but applications are still welcome. Before completing the request form you are strongly advised to discuss your requirements with Prof. Gary Macfarlane or Dr Gareth Jones in Aberdeen to ensure the register has the appropriate data.
Requests to conduct research with the data follows the same process as above.