Data Access Committee

Welcome to the website of the Data Access Committee of the Division of Biomedical Genetics UMC Utrecht for the European Genome-Phenome Archive - EGA.

Here you can find the instructions on how to request access to the data-sets on EGA that are administrated by this Data Access Committee - DAC.

Both, the data access request and data submission process include the completion of a certain set of forms. On the right side you can find the forms as empty templates.



You would like to get access:

  • Familiarise yourself with the Access Request forms.
  • Fill in the Data Access Request Form.
  • Send this form and your CV to our DAC email-address.
  • Please submit one access request per data-set.
  • If you apply from outside of the European Union please show the DTA and Data Protection Adequacy Clause to your legal department.

The access request process:

  • You submit a data access request to us.
  • We review your application and provide you with an initial evaluation of your application.
  • Within 60 working days the DAC will congregate and come to a final verdict.
  • We inform you about the DAC decision based on your application documents.
  • If affirmative, we send you the pre-filled DTA to you with the request approval email.
  • Once we have received the signed DTA (and EU clause where applicable) from you back, we iniated the signature with our management team.
  • As soon as you have received the final signed DTA back from us, we inform the EGA support desk to enable the access to the data-sets that you have applied for.


You would like to submit data-sets to EGA:

  • Contact us via email and inform us about your data-submission needs.
  • We can help you define and split your data-sets in the most appropriate way and create a study.
  • Please fill in the Data Access Requirements form and gather all available information about the Informed Consent of your research.
  • Submit all forms in addition to the filled out and signed EGA Submission Statement to us.
  • We will finalise the submission to EGA with you via email correspondence.

The data submission process:

  • We figure out together the shape of your study and data-sets on EGA.
  • You supply us with all necessary filled in and signed forms in addition to the data; we take care of the technical submission to EGA.
  • We review and manage the access requests for your data, based on the limitations you have established.

Data Access Committee

For technical and administrative support of submission and requests for data-sets published via the European Genome-Phenome Archive - EGA. This DAC provides this service to the Division of Biomedical Genetics UMC Utrecht, as well as affiliated partner institutions.

Please contact us via email: dacdbg@umcutrecht.nl.