Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Research

Introduction from Dean of Research

"The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Keele University boasts Schools of Allied Health Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy and Bioengineering, and Nursing and Midwifery. This rich multidisciplinary setting creates our distinct international research portfolio spanning fundamental bioscience, secondary care, primary care, rehabilitation and physiotherapy, education, and global health. Our research is performed at laboratory and consulting facilities sited on both the main University campus and across our region including partner hospital sites; UHNM (Guy Hilton Research Centre), RJAH (Torch and Spinal Research Centres), MPFT, NSCHT, GP practices, and other healthcare providers. Our model of engagement ensures that partnership is driven by a joint appointment model ensuring dual institutional pull is evidenced in our research agendas."

Professor Nicholas Forsyth, Dean of Research

Request access to existing data

The School of Medicine has an established virtual committee, the Data Custodian and Academic Proposals (DCAP) Committee, to process external requests for data from School projects. To request data from a specific study, please firstly contact the Principal or Chief Investigator and/or the Data custodian of the study to discuss your request and then complete the External request form (downloadable below) and associated documents detailed in the external request form. Send the completed forms to the DCAP registrar (medicine.datasharing@keele.ac.uk). The registrar will then share the request to selected members of the DCAP committee to review the following considerations:

  1. the ethics and other approvals and consent agreements in place for project(s) concerned,
  2. feasibility of analysis proposed,
  3. potential duplication of research question(s) or analysis within the School,
  4. strength and appropriateness of team,
  5. how data will be stored,
  6. dissemination plan

Comments and concerns will be shared with the requestor. If approved the data will be released by the study data custodian following correspondence with requestor.

Should an amendment be required for the original request please complete an amendment form and send to the DCAP registrar for consideration.

WI15 Sharing encrypted data via email (non-identifiable data only)

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FOR08 Data request amendment form

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FOR06 External data request form

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External data request process

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