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    Data Access Committee (DAC)

The Data Access Committee (DAC) is the HDOC subcommittee that oversees both internally and externally derived data sources, oversees the acquisition of new data sources, and ensures data integrity and security. The DAC works closely with the Data Acquisition and Architecture Team (DAAT) within the IT Data Center of Excellence to ensure strategic alignment and appropriate prioritization of work.

With a standardized, transparent process, the DAC establishes policies and best practices for data access and data source acquisition, creating a robust data ecosystem to support the various data driven initiatives including research, operations and clinical missions of the enterprise.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several places to explore which data assets are accessible within the UC Davis Health Data ecosystem.  Data analysts, researchers and other data consumers are encouraged to explore the following resources:

  • Data Forum Asset Portal: Explore data and analytics resources across UC Davis/UC Davis Health in this centralized data repository which includes links to request access or self-service, if applicable 

Access to data sources is limited to those who need access, and some access is dependent upon trainings and certifications in order to ensure the security and integrity of the data.  In general, data sources found on the Health Data Resources web pages have links to request access.  If you have questions pertaining to data source access, please contact the IT Data Center of Excellence.

The Data Access Committee oversees data acquisition of enterprise-wide data sources but does not grant access to data sources.  The team managing the data asset is the grantor.

To request a new data source, requestors should complete the Data Import Request form, which is received by the Data Acquisition and Architecture team (DAAT) within the IT Data Center of Excellence.  Requests for new data sources are reviewed, scored, and prioritized by the DAAT and presented to the Data Access Committee (DAC), as needed.  The DAC works closely with the DAAT on the prioritization of acquisition projects and addresses any escalated requests.