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Thank you for your interest in obtaining data from the Florida Department of Health (Department).
Data request applications are judged on the project’s scientific merit, methodology, data security procedures, potential benefit to the Department and consistency with epidemiologic research goals of section 381.0031, Florida Statutes. Data requests will only be approved in cases where the project meets the aforementioned criteria.
To begin a data request, a requester must complete the Research Concept Proposal Form (RCPF) and email it to DCHPDataRequest@FLHealth.gov. If the project proposal is approved, the BOE will work with the requester to complete the BOE Data Use Agreement (DUA). and, where necessary, the Department Institutional Review Board (IRB) application.
Please note that review of data requests by BOE and the Department IRB are two separate processes, and applicants must have an approved RCPF to apply for IRB review. Detailed information regarding the Department IRB application process can be found at the website: www.floridahealth.gov/provider-and-partner-resources/research/irb.html.
While the Department does not standardly release provisional data, the Department’s Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE) is currently accepting research data requests for provisional COVID-19 data in the context of the pandemic. Please note there is a high volume of COVID-19 data requests and applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.