Study Proposals and Working with Data

UCSF investigators may apply to use research data from the UCSF Department of Urology.



Investigators must follow several guidelines for working with urology data

Review and Approval Process 

Requests are reviewed monthly by Peter Carroll, MD, MPH and other faculty and staff advisors based on:

• Scientific or clinical merit of the proposal
• Suitability of the chosen database for addressing the proposal. (See study details and database contents file for reference.)
• Originality, the research topic should not duplicate past or current research
• Availability of time and resources of research staff

Investigators are notified via email after applications are reviewed.

Data Usage and Requests

The investigator must complete:

• The data use agreement form
• The data request form for oncology studies


Additional help for investigators and authors

What structure and content should I use to write my abstract or paper?

STROBE Guidelines for Epidemiology Research

I need help organizing, writing, or editing my paper

Writing research articles

How do I write a data analysis plan?

Example of a data analysis plan

I need guidance about using data and statistics

Vickers AJ, Sjoberg DD. Guidelines for reporting of statistics in European Urology. Eur Urol. 2015 Feb;67(2):181-7. Epub 2014 Jul 15. PMID: 25037638

Who are the UCATS faculty and Staff?

UCATS Org Chart

What kinds of support does the UCATS Stats Group provide?

UCATS Stats Group

What makes a good paper?

Anatomy of a great peer-reviewed paper
Tips for getting published

What important deadlines are coming up?

Professional urologic oncology organizations & meetings



Western Section AUA



Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)



ASCO Genitourinary Cancer Symposium (GUCS)


American Urological Association (AUA)


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)