Access to data from the STS National Database
Please see below for general information regarding the A&P Task Force and instructions on submitting a data request. The A&P Processes, Procedures, and Leadership document is available for download at the bottom of this page.
Request for Access
Send completed forms to Luis Vargas at lvargas [at] sts [dot] org.
Minor Data Requests - STS Data Request Form for Internal Use 
STS accepts minor data requests from STS National Database Participants. Minor data requests are intended for internal quality improvement and research purposes and not for presentation or publication. Data generated for a minor data request does not include multivariable modeling or complex statistical analysis and cannot be combined with or compared against externally sourced data. Data generated for a minor data request may be used as background information for a major data request. In general, minor data requests require a maximum of two hours of statistical analytic hours and are reviewed by the chair of the subcommittee to which the request pertains. Each subcommittee chair and the A&P Task Force Chair may consider requests that require additional hours on a case-by-case basis.
Major Data Requests - Data Request Form 
This form is intended for use by all investigators requiring risk-adjusted data or those funded by private agencies or industry. Major data requests are reviewed twice a year on a rolling cycle.
Please refer to the A&P Processes, Procedures and Leadership document for detailed information regarding the major data request review process.
Grant Proposal Form 
This form is intended for use by those with research questions involving data from the STS National Database that require funding from an external granting agency.