Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the PGC, secondary analysis proposals, and data access
FAQ – About the PGC
FAQ – About Proposals
Proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org through a CDG representative of one of the workgroups whose data will be involved. All PGC members may propose cross-phenotype analyses. Approval by the participating Workgroups is required. The CDG maintains a list of these analyses and their primary contacts on a Google doc so that PGC members interested in participating may contact the proposing investigators. To avoid duplicative analyses, investigators pursuing cross-phenotype analyses are encouraged (but not required) to share their proposals with the CDG so that they can be tracked and to enter their proposal on this shared site. Submissions are typically discussed on the next scheduled CDG Workgroup call and we ask that a representative of the proposal join the call to briefly (10-15 minutes max) present the proposal. In addition, secondary analyses are presented periodically on CDG Workgroup calls to track their progress and provide input from CDG members and other attendees. The CDG teleconferences, open to all PGC members, are a forum and resource for scientific discussion and consultation regarding cross-phenotype analyses.
For cross-disorder analysis, approval by the disorder workgroups contributing data is required but approval by the CDG is not strictly required. Cross-disorder proposals are typically discussed on the next scheduled CDG call after submission. If the next CDG is not anticipated within one month, the proposal will be circulated to the CDG by email for any comments and can be considered approved if no concerns are raised within 1 week of email distribution.
FAQ – About Data Access
Please be aware that all uploaded documentation must be in PDF or Word format.
- submit the secondary analysis proposal and name your analyst on the proposal
- request any additional permissions (ie., dbGAP, NIMH, individual investigators) for data sets your lab will request
- sign the PGC memo of understanding.
Your ANALYST must:
- sign the PGC analyst memo
- sign the WTCCC data use agreement
- obtain a user account on LISA
- submit the request through the Data Access Portal and provide evidence of PI permissions