Each JHS Vanguard Center is expected to be affiliated with a biomedical/public health research institution.
To apply to become a JHS Vanguard Center, an institution must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
◾Have an investigator willing to serve as Principal Investigator (PI) for the VC and assume responsibility for overseeing security of the JHS data received;
◾Have a data curator to serve as the primary contact for receipt of JHS VC data updates and manage JHS datasets for VC Investigators;
◾Have additional investigators at the same institution willing and able to collaborate on manuscripts and ancillary studies of cardiovascular diseases in the JHS;
◾Provide documentation of the proposed VC/institution’s data security policies and procedures; and
◾Have an authorized institutional representative complete a JHS VC Data Use Agreement (DUA).