ARIC study data for the cohort baseline and follow-up visit, and surveillance data are now available for investigators outside ARIC. Publications from this data should state that the data source was the limited access data. In general, collaboration with an ARIC investigator is strongly encouraged to take advantage of the long experience of an ARIC investigator with the ARIC study and the ARIC dataset. There are standard procedures to establish such cooperation, described in detail in
If an ARIC collaborator is found the collaborator works with the lead outside investigator to submit a manuscript proposal to the ARIC Steering Committee for comment and approval and for consideration of overlap with other ARIC papers underway.
Should an investigator choose to unilaterally analyze and publish from the limited access set without input from ARIC investigators, it is strongly encouraged that this be acknowledged in the publication. Limitations of the limited access data set should be acknowledged, as well.