Employees : Data Use Agreements

Data Use Agreements

A Data Use Agreement (DUA) is a legally binding contract used to govern the transfer and use of non-public, personally identifiable data between organizations. These agreements can be set up between academic institutions, government agencies and/or corporate entities. The understanding established by a DUA clearly sets forth the expectations of all parties. The agreement addresses important issues such as limitations on use of the data, obligations to safeguard the data, liability for harm arising from the use of the data, publication, and privacy rights that are associated with transfers of confidential or protected data.

The University of Miami must enter into a Data Use Agreement whenever it is transmitting or receiving a Limited Data Set for research, public health activities or health care operations. The processes for setting up a DUA varies with respect to the type of data being shared, the countries and agencies or institutions involved and whether the data is inbound (received by the University of Miami) or outbound (provided by the University of Miami.

Please complete the Data Use Agreement Web Form prior to the transfer of any data.