Updated research request forms and data security approval required beginning 4/24/23
Purpose of this document
The Research Identifiable File (RIF) application collects information about the requesting organization and the research study, including detailed study aims, data required, and dissemination of findings plan. The RIF application is used by CMS to assess the feasibility of the research and compliance with CMS data use and release policies.
All RIF requests must include a completed RIF Application.