RIF Request Forms: Role Definitions

The RIF request process requires identification of people with specific roles for the project. Proper understanding of job roles will save time and prevent the need for later revisions.

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RIF Request Forms - Role Definitions (PDF)

 

Additional Contact

Additional individual (who isn’t a requester or custodian) who should receive notifications about the DUA and will be able to perform certain DUA functions.

Collaborating Organization

A collaborating organization works with the Requesting Organization, is involved in the research, and will be viewing or accessing unaggregated data or results that do not meet the cell suppression policy outlined in section 5 of the CMS DUA.

Collaborator

An individual from a Collaborating Organization who will actively participate in the research and will view or access unaggregated data or results that do not meet the cell suppression policy outlined in section 5 of the CMS DUA.

Data Custodian

Individual who will be responsible for ensuring that the environment in which the CMS data is stored complies with all applicable CMS data security requirements, including the establishment and maintenance of security arrangements to prevent unauthorized use. For physical data, this is the person listed on the Data Management Plan (DMP) Self-Attestation Questionnaire (SAQ).

Innovator

A researcher associated with a for-profit organization, or anyone conducting research with the intent to create a product or tool to be sold.

Project Contact (specifications worksheet)

Individual who is knowledgeable about the details of the data request. The Chronic Conditions Warehouse (CCW) may contact this person if they have questions about the data or finder files. This person is not tracked on the DUA.

Requester

Individual authorized to sign agreements on behalf of the requesting 
organization. This person is often referred to as the ‘legal signatory’. This person accepts all terms and conditions in the DUA and attests that all the information contained in the request is accurate.

Requesting Organization

Organization with which the DUA is established.