Data Access Requests

Our goal at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) is to help you to access the data you need for research while ensuring its security and appropriate use. We support research, data use and collection towards improving cancer control.

The Data Access Committee is a committee of SCA staff who review data requests and approve requests for data. To ensure there is a safe way to gather and share data in a timely way, we have developed a defined process for requests. Requestors are asked to complete a data request form (DRF). The information on the form will be used to evaluate your request for access to SCA data.

The SCA has been processing research requests as per our normal processes, including setting up remote research accounts if needed. With the pandemic and the unprecedented situation, there may be delays due to availability and capacity of external stakeholders for triparty agreements. The result may be a longer time period to process requests and requests may not be able to be completed within short deadlines. The Data Access Committee will look at prioritization of requests based on various determinants and will try to accommodate as best we can.

At this time, we will prioritize the following requests:
• summer student projects
• projects involving graduate or undergraduate students
• granting projects
• time sensitive projects with specific deadlines
• those deemed urgent for SCA clinical/business purpose
• requests related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Thank you for your patience.

The Data Access Committee is currently scheduled to meet on the following dates in 2021:
December 15

For more information, please contact:
Coordinator, Data Access and Analytics
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
130-1804 McOrmond Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7S 0A6
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Data Request Form
Overview of Process to Gain Approval for Data Access Projects
Overview of Process to Complete Data Access Projects
Process for Research
Privacy Security Standards 2019
Research vs Quality Improvement-Quality Assurance Information
Saskatchewan Research Ethics Board
Frequently Asked Questions
2021-22 Dean’s Summer Research Projects Timeline
National Research Links
Additional Resources

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