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Data Use Agreements
A Data Use Agreement (DUA) is an agreement used for the transfer of data that has been developed by nonprofit, government or private industry, where the data is non-public or is otherwise subject to some restrictions on its use. Often this data is a necessary component of a research project and it may or may not be human subject data from a clinical trial, or limited data set information as defined in HIPAA. Vanderbilt wants to ensure that DUA terms protect confidentiality when necessary, but permit appropriate publication and sharing of research results in accordance with our policies, applicable laws and regulations, and federal requirements.