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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 regulatory requirements can be challenging. 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. There is no charge for their services.

Our Experts

jennifer west

Jennifer West, M.S.

RGE Sr Research Manager



Marjorie Carter, MSPH

UCR Research Manager


Step by step instructions for investigators

RGE requires that your request for data be the minimum necessary to accomplish your project. 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 our 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:

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.

Online query tools and reports:

If you need preliminary summary counts from the Utah Population Database that are not available through the UPDB-L Query Tool, please submit a request for a customized query using the Pre-Research Request on the RGE tab in ERICA. For a customized query from the Utah Cancer Registry, please send an email to UCR

Please review information about UPDB Services and Fees
For information about UCR costs, please send an email to UCR.

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 RGE Sr Research Manager 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 from each data source will be used in the research and provide scientific justification for each variable that supports the objectives of your research.

We strongly recommend that you ask our experts for assistance with 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 an explanation of the changes that need to be made

Last Updated: 12/22/23