Obtaining SPIROMICS Data
There are three avenues for accessing SPIROMICS data:
Proposing a Paper in Collaboration with a SPIROMICS Investigator
All manuscript proposals and abstracts require approval of the SPIROMICS Publications and Presentations committee. Authors must submit a proposal prior to writing the manuscript/abstract. If approved, the final manuscript draft (that has been reviewed by all co-authors) must be reviewed and approved by Publications and Presentations Committee prior to journal submission. The proposals for manuscripts can be found at
Publications ⟶ Submit Proposal for Manuscript or Publication, the proposal for abstracts can be found at
Publications ⟶ Submit Proposal for Abstract or Presentation, and the complete SPIROMICS Publications and Presentations Policy can be found at
Publications ⟶ Publications Policies and Forms ⟶ Publications and Presentations Policy.
[NOTE: The Publications section of the website requires a user login. To register for a user login, click on the
Create a New Accountbutton located on the
SPIROMICS home page.]
Proposing an Ancillary Study
To access data by proposing an ancillary study, you must first submit an ancillary study proposal to the SPIROMICS GIC via email (
Ancillary Studies ⟶ AS Policies, Forms, and Guidelines ⟶ Ancillary Study Proposal Form). The proposal will be reviewed by the Ancillary Studies Committee, Steering Committee, and NHLBI. Depending on the level of participant burden, the Observational and Safety Monitoring Board (OSMB) review may also be required. The complete SPIROMICS Ancillary Studies Policies and Procedures can be found at
Ancillary Studies ⟶ AS Policies, Forms, and Guidelines ⟶ Ancillary Studies Policies and Procedures.
Requesting Access to Publically Available Data
Investigators must submit a Data Materials and Distribution Agreement (DMDA) prior to receiving any data and/or biospecimens, which can be found at
SPIROMICS Data ⟶ Data Policies and Forms ⟶ SPIROMICS Data and Materials Distribution Agreement.
Once the DMDA is executed, investigators must submit a Data Access Request Form via email attachment outlining the intended use of the dataset, which can be found at
SPIROMICS Data ⟶ Data Policies and Forms ⟶ SPIROMICS Dataset, Sample, and Analysis Request Form.
A list of the available datasets can be found at
SPIROMICS Data ⟶ Data Policies and Forms ⟶ Summary Table of Available Datasets. The complete Data Access Policy can be found at
SPIROMICS Data ⟶ Data Policies and Forms ⟶ Data Access Policy.