Data and Sample Access Committee

The Data and Sample Access Committee (DSAC) is the body responsible for the review of applications for access to, and use of, data and/or biological samples, collected as part of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. The committee will function in accordance with the CLSA policies, guidelines and procedures for data and sample access. It will give recommendations to the CLSA Scientific Management Team (SMT).

The committee is composed of at least eight independent members appointed by the SMT in consultation with the CLSA Advisory Council. The members will be nominated for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of three consecutive mandates.

The DSAC will meet four times per year (or as needed) to review submitted applications.