The CDW supports research among Boston University medical students, and residents and fellows from all departments.

Students

BU students from the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Dental Medicine are required to have a faculty-level mentor who oversees the CDW data request process and is ultimately responsible for meeting the investigator expectations outlined in this manual. Students are subject to the hourly fees for CDW services provided. Students should work with that faculty mentor and advisory systems within BU to determine resources to support the research.

Residents and Fellows

Residents and fellows conducting research that requires CDW data are considered members of their respective departments and are subject to the hourly fees for CDW services provided. Residents and fellows are required to have a faculty mentor who oversees the CDW data request process and is ultimately responsible for meeting the investigator expectations outlined in this manual. Residents and fellows should speak with their mentors and departments regarding resources to support their CDW data request.  

See How to Request Data for a step-by-step process to get data.

If you are a student, resident, or fellow conducting research and are concerned about CDW fees, please reach out to the CDW at [email protected] to schedule a consultation.