Access to data


Sub-licence

The sub-licence enables access to the entire dataset for the period of the sub-licence (minimum one year) and may be renewed annually. A sub-licence enables the sub-licensee to conduct unlimited studies and allows authorised users at the licensed site to work with the data.

We include in the sub-licence two days of formal training and full email and telephone support from IMS Health Real World Evidence Solutions staff. We also hold two webinars sessions a year.

IMS Health Real World Evidence Solutions provides THIN Data as a set of flat files in fixed width ASCII text with all necessary support tables.

The sub-licence arrangement includes up to three data updates annually and unlimited access to the data (which will be stored at the access site) by any authorised personnel, for the period of one year from the data delivery date.

Data extracts

IMS Health Real World Evidence Solutions can provide subsets of raw data in accordance with researchers' study protocols and specifications, subject to confidentiality agreements and following approved ethical guidelines. We provide full demographic patient records, medical and therapy histories.

IMS Health Real World Evidence Solutions provides these as a set of flat files in fixed width ASCII text and with all necessary support tables. Also included with the data is formal training and unlimited email and telephone support from IMS Health Real World Evidence Solutions staff.

Summaries and Reports

IMS Health Real World Evidence Solutions can also offer programming assistance and provide statistical summaries of data following detailed study specifications. These summaries can be provided in MS Excel spread sheets or SAS datasets. A full analysis and report writing service is also available.


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