Reuse Letter of Support from Original Federal Project Officer

Researchers who are requesting to reuse data will need to provide a letter of support from the original Federal Project Officer if the original protocol for which the data was requested was federally approved.

  • Please see instructions in letter template regarding submission options (letter vs. direct email).
  • At the onset of your request, please only provide an unsigned, draft document in Word format.
  • Regardless of letter or direct email submission, the document is not finalized until the end of the ResDAC review process.
  • CMS does not currently accept electronic signatures.

NOTE: If the original protocol from which you would like to reuse data was not federally approved, you are not required to submit this document.