Step 1

The researcher submits "Part A" of the GEMINI Project Proposal Form to GEMINI.Research@unityhealth.to. An example of a completed Project Proposal Form can be found here. Researcher may jump to Step 3 and get a head start on credentialing before their project has been approved.

Step 2

The GEMINI Projects & Publications Committee ("Committee") reviews the Project Proposal within 10 business days of the submission. If the Project Proposal requires further discussion, it will be reviewed at the next Committee meeting (within an additional 10 business days). GEMINI Research Operations notifies the researcher of the proposal status. If Project Proposal is not approved, the researcher resubmits the Project Proposal having reviewed and addressed the Committee's comments.

Step 3

The researcher(s) requesting direct access to GEMINI Data are required to be credentialed as a Research Visitor at Unity Health Toronto (UHT) prior to starting the project. GEMINI Research Operations supports the researcher throughout the credentialing process by providing the forms and links to be completed. The researcher is required to complete the UHT Research Visitor form, UHT training modules and the TCPS2: CORE training. Once these requirements are met, the researcher receives an UHT email account and is added as a researcher to the GEMINI Hospital Cohort Study by the UHT Research Ethics Board (REB). This takes 3-4 weeks to complete. 

Step 4

For researchers requiring direct access to GEMINI Data, GEMINI Systems Administrator grants access to the GEMINI Data platform within 2 business days of completing all credentialing requirements (approved Project Proposal, all items in Step 3 and a signed copy of the GEMINI End User Agreement). For researchers requiring GEMINI analytical support for their project, a GEMINI Data Analyst is assigned to the project and begins working on the project once all requirements are met (approved Project Proposal).