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Information for Investigators

We strive to facilitate timely access, responsible use and appropriate management of data obtained through RGE approval. We recognize that understanding the complexity of the available data, obtaining the necessary approvals for access and complying with the regulatory requirements for research can be challenging for investigators. We have experts who are available to assist you. Whether you are a novice or a frequent user, we encourage you to contact our experts for assistance.


For assistance with the Utah Population Database, please contact the UPDB Navigator.

Jen West UPDB Navigator

Jennifer West, MS
Pedigree and Population Resource, Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope, HCI Research South, Room 1503

Tel: 801.581.4567


For assistance with Utah Cancer Registry data, please contact the UCR Research Manager.

Marjorie Carter UCR Research Manager

Marjorie Carter, MSPH
Utah Cancer Registry
250 East 200 South, Suite 1375

Tel: 801.213.3248


Step by step instructions for investigators

Available Data

RGE requires that your request for data be the minimum necessary to accomplish your research. You will need to provide adequate scientific justification for access to the data you request, particularly identifying data.

For more information about the data available through RGE approval:

We recommend that you meet with the experts to determine what data you need and what data can be provided to you without access to identifying information.

To set up a meeting, send an email to:


Feasibility (Preliminary Data)

We encourage you to obtain de-identified data such as summary counts to determine the feasibility of your project, to include preliminary data in a grant application, and/or to prepare your application for RGE and the IRB.

Online query tools and reports:

If you need preliminary data from the Utah Population Database that are not available through the UPDB-L Query Tool, please submit a request to the RGE Director for a customized query using the RGE Preliminary Data Request Form.

For a customized query from the Utah Cancer Registry, please send an email to UCR.



Please review information about UPDB Services and Fees.

The RGE application is managed through the University of Utah Electronic Research Integrity and Compliance Administration (ERICA) system.

If you are affiliated with the University of Utah, you can login using your uNID and password assigned by the UIT Campus Help Desk.

If you are affiliated with another institution that synchronizes login credentials with ERICA, you can select your institution from the dropdown list under External institutions in ERICA, and you will be directed to the login page for your institution.

If you are not affiliated with the University of Utah or an institution that synchronizes login credentials with ERICA, please contact the UPDB Navigator for assistance.

The RGE application is an Ancillary Application to the University of Utah IRB application in ERICA. You can create a new RGE application in two ways:

1) If you would like to request data through RGE for a study already reviewed by the University IRB, create an amendment in ERICA.

2) If the University IRB has not yet reviewed your project, create a new study application in ERICA.

Either through an amendment or a new study application, you must answer “yes” to Question 5 in Section 2 of the IRB application to create an ancillary RGE application.

Complete the entire IRB and RGE applications in ERICA. Please include a description of how each data element will be used in the research and provide scientific justification for the data requested that supports the objectives of your research. We strongly recommend that you ask the UPDB Navigator to review your application before you submit. This will save time and revisions during RGE review.

RGE Staff will review your application for completeness and consistency. If revisions are necessary before forwarding the application to the RGE Committee, we will send the application back to you with a description of the changes that need to be made.



RGE Target Submission Dates

RGE Online

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Last Updated: 5/8/19