Access to Data

All research projects require Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Utah Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (RGE) approval.

The RGE administers access to the UPDB and specific sets of records through a review process for each project. Researchers can complete the RGE application and request data for approved projects in the University of Utah ERICA system


For assistance developing your project or completing your application in ERICA:
Jennifer West, UPDB Navigator

For questions about RGE Policies and Procedures or the status of an RGE application:
Jahn Barlow, RGE Director

For assistance submitting a data request for an approved project:
Jennifer West

or Ankita Date

For assistance with data stored on HCI virtual machines:
Stevie Kinnear

Contact Us

Utah Population Database Director
Karen Curtin, PhD, MStat

Utah Population Database Director, Research and Science
Diana Lane Reed, CCRP, Masters Certificate in Gerontology


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Jen Doherty, PhD, MS

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Diana Brixner, PhD
Steven Guthery, MD
William Lowrance, MD, MPH
Barry Nangle, PhD
Andrew Post, MD, PhD
Erin Rothwell, PhD
Katharine Ullman, PhD
Michael Varner, MD