Data Use Agreements

A Data Use Agreement (DUA) is a contract used for the transfer of non-public data that is subject to restrictions on its use. DUAs cover the details of the exchange and the level of protections necessary to secure the data. They are often required in research projects that involve the transfer of personal or clinical data, regardless of whether the data is fully identifiable or not.

The University of Louisville and the outside entity are the only contractual parties. The lead researcher or principal investigator (PI) will also sign to acknowledge that they have read and understand their responsibilities but will not be a contractual party.

Please submit your request via the iRIS system here.For instructions on loading a Data Use Agreement into iRIS, see pages 20-25 (creating a shell) and pages 69-72-68 (Data Use Agreement). Once you’ve signed off on the DUA form, it will come into the iRIS queue and will be assigned to OSPA for review. iRISUserManual

Only those individuals who have specific authorization and received a signed letter from the university with signature authority are permitted to sign contracts binding the University. Individual researchers or PIs cannot sign on behalf of the University.

*The templates below are generally used for non-funded agreements. Please note only those individuals specifically authorized by the university may sign on behalf of UofL.*