ACCESS supports several on-going research studies, providing longitudinal data to monitor health outcomes and health inequities among patients within their cohorts in order to measure impacts of intervention. ACCESS provides data to support both internal and external research projects in areas that align with ACCESS surveillance capabilities. All projects require a written concept sheet outlining the nature of the analysis, its intended outcomes and the data that will required. All concept sheets must be reviewed and approved by the ACCESS Executive Committee prior to data provision and analysis.
If you would like to submit a concept sheet, please review our authorship guidelines and concept sheet template, and contact either Allison Carter or Jason Asselin with any questions.
Internal ACCESS projects utilise data collected in the ACCESS network for aims that are directly related to national surveillance for STIs and BBVs. If you would like to join one of these projects as a co-author or have an idea for your own concept sheet, please let us know.
ACCESS also supports several external research studies (e.g., PrEPX, AHOD, Syphilaxis) by providing longitudinal data from specified ACCESS sites. This type of research is essential to monitor health outcomes and health inequalities among patients within their cohorts and to measure impacts of intervention. Such projects are separate to ACCESS and maintain independent protocols, governance structures, and ethical approvals, including engagement with sites.