If this exchange gets too far into the weeds for the community, I'll move it off the Forum.
Thanks George. Are "department-specific data navigators" hired and managed by their Departments (with the dotted line to the central group)? Do they have full access to the LDS version of OMOP? Can they re-identify if permitted by IRB (AKA are they Honest Brokers)? Do they physically sit with their departments or with the central group? How are they trained and does anybody oversee their queries?
The reason for these questions is that our Security & Compliance group currently is insisting that those with full data access be managed by the central group so that there is oversight and consistency in access policies and procedures. They are insisting that the central group can fire folks who violate policies (we call this the "one-neck-to-choke-for-compliance policy"). They also view departmental query writers as representing their Departments, not the Central Group. As such, full access to the entire warehouse is viewed as not meeting "minimal use" standards.
Maybe best to discuss face-to-face next week in San Francisco?????