Please note that the retention period for released data begins from the date on which the data relating to the initial project was received, and not from the date on which the request for disclosure of the data was filed. With the release of the SEER-Medicare 2020 link, investigators cannot submit new requests for reuse/sharing of data from previous links. Investigators can only submit new data reuse/disclosure requests for projects approved for publication in 2020 with colleagues at their institute if the data relates to the same cancer control site and Medicare claims. Data Management Plan The DAC establishes a data management plan and other documents necessary for the submission of the DUA. Please note that in some cases other data/variables may be required. For example, Part D (data on medicinal products subject to medical prescription) requires a specific variable justification. For apps approved for the 2020 link, you can request up to three times data: the first data request, and then the updated data from the following two links. If additional updates are requested, investigators must submit a new request for review and approval. The CAD is responsible for tracking and documenting all DUAs and supporting the IRB certificates issued for each project using data hosted on the DAC servers. The DAC Director and the DAC Compliance Coordinator are available to examiners during the DUA submission process.
The SEER Medicare 2020 link is not compatible with any earlier version. Therefore, you cannot request updated data for applications approved before this release. If you wish to obtain data from the SEER-Medicare 2020 link, you must submit a new application. All previously disclosed data must be destroyed. 2.2. List the files and years of CMS data requested at that time and explain how they are used in the analysis. List all the “primary” CMS data (DUA reference 14049) you request and all the derived files (reference to the DUA under which it is currently authorized) that you want to work with. Have you ensured that your data request contributes to the minimum amount of data needed to achieve your research objectives? List the data needed to complete the workload defined in section 1.
Following new agreements with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all Medicare data published on SEER-Medicare in 2020 will come from CMS` Chronic Conditions Warehouse (CCW). These files have a different format than files that have been published in previous years. Researchers who have open SEER Medicare projects and use data published before 2020 can complete their studies with the data files they currently have as long as their DPE are valid. However, in order not to prolong the entire transition to CCW files, researchers cannot request new CCW files that can be combined with older files that they have received before. . . .