About Honest Broker for Clinical Data Requests
Honest Broker analysts fulfill requests for clinical data, ensuring that each request contains only the data necessary for research purposes and excludes identifiable data. Honest Broker analysts are experts in clinical data models, and can provide limited consultation on formulating requests for non-clinicians before submission to the Honest Broker committee.
Extract necessary data
Retrieve only the data necessary to fulfill a request
Honest Brokers ensure all clinical data is de-identified for research
Learn about clinical data models
Consult with Honest Brokers on data models and available elements
Retrieve data for approved requests
Before a research data request can be fulfilled by the Honest Broker, it must be approved by the IRB and the Honest Broker committee. After the committee approves the request, it will assign the request to an analyst, who will extract and de-identify the clinical data. All research requests for clinical data must be fulfilled through the Honest Broker, even if the researcher has other access to clinical data.
Consult on clinical data models
Honest Broker analysts are experts in the Clarity and Caboodle data models. If a research data request submitted to the Honest Broker committee needs to be refined, the analysts can provide limited consultation on the data elements available to researchers.