Only scientifically sound proposals from appropriately qualified Research Groups will be considered for data sharing. Requests should be made by returning a completed Data Sharing Request Form and Curriculum Vitae of the lead applicant and statistician to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Data Sharing Request Form captures information on the specific requirements of the research, the statistical analysis plan, and the intended publication schedule.
The request will be reviewed independently by the CRCTU Directors in discussion with the Chief Investigator and relevant Trial Management Group (TMG) and/or independent Trial Steering Committee (TSC) (as applicable to the trial). For historical trials where the research group has been disbanded the decision will be made solely by the CRCTU Director’s Committee.
In making their decision the Director’s Committee will consider the scientific validity of the request, the qualifications of the Research Group, the views of the Chief Investigator and TMG and/or TSC, consent arrangements, the practicality of anonymising the requested data and contractual obligations.
Where the CRCTU Directors and appropriate Trial Committees are supportive of the request, and where not already obtained, consent for data transfer will be sought from the Sponsor of the trial before notifying the applicant of the outcome of their request.
It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of a decision within 3 months of receipt of the original request.