Access & Publications (A&P)

Access to data from the STS National Database

The new A&P Process and Procedures document will be posted on this page in the coming months. Please see below for general information regarding the A&P Task Force and instructions on submitting a data request.

STS A&P Task Force Structure

Request for Access

Send completed forms to Jane Han, Senior Manager of Quality Metrics & Initiatives, (jhan [at] sts [dot] org).

Minor Data Requests - STS Data Request Form for Internal Use
Minor data requests are intended for internal quality improvement and research purposes only and not for presentation or publication. 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 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 the government, private agencies, or industry. According to the new A&P review process, major data requests will be reviewed twice a year on a rolling cycle.

Major Request Timeline

*Initial review includes vote submission using the A&P Major Data Request Scoring Form and a conference call during which one of the following decisions is made:
      1. Proposal is approved and DCRI begins formal review
      2. Proposal is returned to requestor for refinement. The requestor may then submit a revised proposal to be considered during the NEXT cycle of proposal review.
      3. Proposal is rejected

**Second review includes a conference call during which DCRI results are reviewed and one of the following decisions is made:
      1. Proposal is approved and DCRI begins work
      2. Proposal is approved and eligible for self-funding
      3. Proposal is rejected

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.

Selected Documents

Guidelines on Use of STS National Database and Database-Derived Information

Instructions on How to Request Access to the STS National Database

 

 

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