Access Data

If you wish to access data hosted by ELIXIR-LU, browse through the DATA CATALOG to discover data of interest and click on the “Request access” button. Our data stewards will then contact you to set it up.

Depending on the access model, a Data Access Committee (DAC) might be formed by ELIXIR-LU and the data provider to review your request and issues a decision. As part of the assessment, the committee will check your eligibility, assess the intended use of the data, especially its purpose and its alignment with the dataset’s specific access policy.

In case of a positive decision, you will be contacted by our legal team to conclude the Data Use Agreement (see template) and the Data User Responsibilities Acknowledgement (see template). These documents define the terms on which access is granted, its duration, conditions, list of data users, etc. When the two documents are signed, our data stewards will grant you access to the selected data.

Important: All users of datasets hosted by ELIXIR-LU must acknowledge and respect the Data Use Agreement.



How to access data? – Step-by-step

  1. Browse our data catalog to identify the dataset of interest.

  2. Contact our data stewards to request access.

  3. Fill in the Data Request Form provided and send it back to the data stewards.

  4. After receiving a positive review from the DAC, respond to the email from our legal team.

  5. Sign the Data Use Agreement (see template) and the Data User Responsibilities Acknowledgement (see template).

  6. Get the access to the selected dataset.