What is the process for obtaining access to the Data Portal?

The process for obtaining access to the Data Portal will be as follows:

  1. A call for new applications to access the Data Portal will typically occur once per year, but that may vary. The call is open for a period of one month.
  2. During this period, users will apply online for access to the Data Portal and an online instruction manual will be available for users to follow.
  3. SAMHSA staff will review the applications and approve the appropriate applicants. An applicant can only be a U.S. government agency, university, or research organization. Applicants must respond to any inquiries from SAMHSA regarding the Data Portal application within a 3-week period.
  4. If given access, your institution and each member of the team must sign/execute an Affidavit of Nondisclosure.
  5. Each team member must complete the online training and become a designated CIPSEA agent. This must reoccur on a yearly basis to maintain access.
  6. SAMHSA will perform an on-site inspection of the institution.