Author: Justin Wilson
Published: July 11th, 2019
Type: White Paper
Abstract: The Data Access Request Tracker (DART) application is used for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Research Data Access request and Preparatory to Research processes. The DART application was created for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and can be used by any other approved agency. Primary investigators submit one DART request per protocol or proposed protocol and any changes to the request after approval must be accomplished by amending the same request, not by creation of a new request.
DART uses a dashboard landing page with five additional steps for most requests. Each step has a page with an identifying tab: Activity Information, Participants, Data Sources, Documents, and Submit for Requestors or Decision for Approvers.
DART was designed with interaction in mind, knowing that requests are rarely complete on the first attempt. All interactions are captured and permanently stored to ensure a complete history of events is clear and available. Notifications are also automatically generated for all parties when a modification or request is made to ensure there are no lapses in communication...