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, une librairie de fonctions d’analyses généalogiques permettant d’obtenir des mesures descriptives (complétude, profondeur généalogique moyenne, etc.), des mesures démogénétiques (contribution génétique des ancêtres, consanguinité, parenté, etc.), des représentations graphiques et des tests statistiques à partir de généalogies.

Useful documents and forms

FOR-04-SHORT Request for access to non confidential data Demande d’accès données non confidentielles BALSAC

FOR-04-DETAILED Request for access to confidential data Demande d’accès données confidentielles BALSAC

BAL-01 BAL-01 Solemn Commitment to confidentiality