Initiating an Application

Once you have set up your profile using the First Time Log In Instructions, go to the Data Access Request Management System (DARM) by clicking on “Access DARM”.

Follow the prompts to enter the DARM. On the main dashboard, click on “New Data Access Request” in the top left corner of the page.

You will then be directed to the Data Access Request Form. Choose a dataset, then fill out the form with the appropriate information. Additional information about the submitting an application can be found on the Application Instructions page.

Please Note: you will need your institutional Signing Official’s eRA commons ID to proceed.

After filling in the form, there are three required documents to upload with your DAR. All documents must be in PDF format.

At the bottom of the Data Access Request is the Data Use Certification agreement. By checking the box at the bottom of the page, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in the Data Use Certification document.

Once your application is complete and the appropriate documents have been uploaded, click submit. Optionally, you may save a draft of your application and return to it at a later date.