Researcher Responsibilities

Data use agreements must be kept up to date.  All staff and researchers with access to the data must sign a DUA. 

The following funding acknowledgment must be included in all journal articles or conference abstracts using HOP databases: 

The database infrastructure used for this project was funded by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research; the Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; the CER Strategic Initiative of UNC’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (UL1TR001111); and the UNC School of Medicine. 


Additional Responsibilities: 

All journal articles and conference abstracts must be submitted to the Sheps Center to send on to NC Division of Health Benefits at least 30 days prior to submission for publication or public presentation.