What is a data use agreement (DUA)?
A DUA is a contractual document for the sharing of data between a data contributor and a data recipient. The iDASH DUA has been designed to ensure the appropriate use and disclosures of intellectual property and/or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with applicable laws. A DUA also provides guidance to provide appropriate credit for research work and can help protect the investigator and university from any liability or loss arising from a recipient’s use of subject data. The data being accessed according to a DUA may be human subjects data, limited data set information as defined in HIPAA, or any other human subject matter.
Why are DUAs needed?
DUAs are important for protecting the investment and reputation of researchers, research subjects, and the institutions involved. The iDASH DUAs have been developed to define and agree upon the appropriate level of confidentiality and to permit appropriate publication and sharing of research results in accordance with institution policies, applicable laws and regulations, and federal requirements. The University of California Contract and Grants office will review and institutionally endorse each DUA to ensure compliance with appropriate policies and regulations.
How do I start the iDASH DUA process?
Execute the appropriate iDASH DUA by following the procedures listed here.