If you seek data for research from a third party, the Industry Alliances Office (IAO) will assist you by reviewing and executing your data agreement.
What is a Research Data Use Agreement?
Research Data Use Agreements govern access to and treatment of data provided by an outside organization to Berkeley for use in Berkeley research. Data may be unstructured or structured, but are not accompanied by a license agreement. Examples include the following:
What is a Data Access Agreement?
Similar to a Data Use Agreement, a Data Access Agreement (DAA) is an agreement used to gain access to another party's secure data site to use the data there; no data transfer takes place.
What is the process?
How long will this take?
The length of time from when IAO receives a completed Phoebe record from the Berkeley requestor to when we sign a DUA or DAA varies widely depending on the restrictions placed upon the data by the provider. Data agreements may pose restrictions on use, intellectual property terms, publication requirements, and duties of confidentiality. Some data agreements contain conditions and restrictions that require negotiation, while others have simple terms needing no changes. The data use itself may be subject to certain restrictions, such as privacy terms or export control restrictions. For example, personal financial and health data assembled by a data provider may need to be aggregated, de-identified, or otherwise disguised to obscure the identity of the person initially providing it. Some data also may be subject to statutory limitations in how it is stored, used, and discarded.
The IAO Contract Administrator can update you on the progress of a DUA or DAA that you have requested, and involve you in the process if you would like.
Where can I get help?
Contact an Industry Alliances Office Contract Administrator to assist you.