How to Submit a Request
If you are a non-profit institution, please submit your data request for review by completing the Viome Publication Dataset Access Request Form. The information you provide on this form will be used to generate a Statement of Work (no fee SOW) and a Data Transfer Agreement (DTA) that will allow Viome to transfer data to you for use in the research project you describe. The DTA protects the privacy of our participants’ data, and the SOW outlines how you plan to use the summary statistics.
The SOW and DTA will need to be signed by your institution first, and then Viome before data can be shared. If you are collaborating with investigators at multiple institutions and those institutions must also receive copies of Viome summary statistics, please have a PI from each institution fill out the form to ensure all parties receive access to datasets within a similar timeframe.
Please note, each signed SOW and DTA allows use of Viome data only by the signatory institution and its personnel. Each institution that wishes to access or use Viome data must have a signed SOW and DTA covering their access to Viome data.
If you are a commercial institution interested in receiving Viome summary statistics, please reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information.
Viome data cannot be distributed, publicly displayed, shared, or sold to third parties.
Researchers using Viome data must agree that the results of their research will be published in open-access scientific journals (or open-access articles) and according to Viome’s publication best practices.
Viome’s Publication Best Practices:
Identify the appropriate journal for the scientific topic
Ensure complete and accurate reporting
Manage research data effectively, responsibly, and transparently
Give appropriate attribution
Observe ethical aspects of publishing de-identified information
Understand and comply with relevant regulations governing research
Practice collaborative writing
Identify your target audience
Develop a compelling storyline
Develop tables and figures that highlight key findings
Apply clear writing principles
Researchers shall not file for intellectual property rights covering the results of research using Viome data.
If researchers request 3 or more datasets, the Viome Studies team may reach out to them for additional information.
Any other restrictions/limitations (e.g. IRB approval required; available to the larger scientific community, etc.)
Viome Publication Dataset Access Requests are granted or denied on a case by case basis at the discretion of Viome Research Institute based on Viome’s scientific and IP Strategic alignment and other criteria.