Code of Conduct

The code of conduct for the use of data that are stored at NIAGADS Data Sharing Service (DSS) is as follows:
Approved users of research data obtained from NIAGADS DSS agree to abide by the Code of Conduct. Failure to abide by any term within this Code of Conduct may result in revocation of approved access to any or all datasets obtained through the DSS.

  1. Investigator(s) will use requested datasets solely in connection with the research project described in the approved Data Access Request for each dataset;
  2. Investigator(s) will ensure that any employees, representatives or other parties approved for use of the datasets comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
  3. Investigator(s) will make no attempt to identify or contact individual participants from whom these data were collected without appropriate approvals from the relevant IRBs;
  4. Investigator(s) will not distribute these data to any entity or individual beyond those specified in the approved data access request or as otherwise required by law;
  5. Investigator(s) will adhere to physical and computer security practices that ensure that only authorized individuals can gain access to data files or printed data as well as the actions described in the NIH Security Best Practices for Controlled Access Data Subject to the GDS Policy;
  6. Investigator(s) acknowledge the Intellectual Property Policies as specified in the NIAGADS DSS Data Distribution Agreement; and
  7. Investigator(s) will report to the Principal Investigator of NIAGADS any inadvertent data release or unapproved use in accordance with the terms in the NIAGADS Data Distribution Agreement breach of data security, or other data management incidents contrary to the terms of access immediately upon discovery of the breach