PCORnet Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) 2.0

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The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) released version 2.0 of the PCORnet DSA on May 5, 2017.* 

The DSA defines the standard terms that govern the sharing of information/data and its transfer from participating Network Data Affiliates to the PCORnet Coordinating Centers, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) and Duke University (Duke) (singularly or together, “the PCORnet CC”).

By executing the DSA by and amongst the PCORnet Network Data Affiliates, HPHCI, and Duke as a three-party agreement, it covers four types of data sharing that could occur, broadly defined as those to support: 1) data completeness/data characterization activities; 2) analytic queries requiring return of aggregate data; 3) analytic queries requiring return of a limited data set; and 4) analytic queries requiring return of Protected Health Information (PHI) other than as permitted in a limited data set.

The PCORnet PMO wishes to acknowledge the incredible collaborative process that has led to the version 2.0 release and gives sincere thanks to each network partner for your time and contributions. 

*Please note: The final version of the new DSA v2.0 uploaded on May 5, 2017 contained an error in Section II.e.ii that has since been corrected.  The version available here is the correct as of May 12, 2017.  Please address any questions you may have to pmo@pcornet.org.


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