Researcher Support offers first-line research assistance. One of its main functions is to ensure that data access requests are completed and sent in accordance with the terms of the Policy on Access to BALSAC Data for Research Purposes. Researcher Support can provide technical and professional assistance to those who wish to use, sample or analyze BALSAC data for research. Services range from the development of custom data sets for research projects to more or less detailed data analysis, depending on needs.
The procedure to access BALSAC data for research purposes varies depending on the level of confidentiality of the data requested.
Researcher Support also provides assistance to those using GENLIB, a genealogical analysis tool for R. GENLIB can be used for descriptive analysis (completeness, average genealogical depth, etc.), demogenetic measures (genetic contributions, consanguinity, kinship, etc.), infographics and statistical tests.