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Division of Disease Control & Health Protection Data Requests

Thank you for your interest in obtaining data from the Florida Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control and Health Protection (DCHP).

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 should email a brief summary of their request to If the project proposal is approved, the BOE DCHP will work with the requester to complete the DCHP Data Use Agreement (DUA). and, where necessary, the Department Institutional Review Board (IRB) application.

Please note that review of data requests by DCHP 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:


COVID-19 data

While the Department does not standardly release provisional data, the Department’s Division of Disease Control and Health Protection 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.