These cleaned data are available for research, and we welcome enquiries from researchers across all fields who want to use veterinary big data in their work. All applications are reviewed through the Data Access and Publications Panel (DAPP) which is a committee who assess the intended work, including scientific merit and how the work could benefit veterinary practitioners and their patients. We invite researchers from practice, academia and industry to consider using SAVSNET for their research requirements.
The process of submitting an enquiry and then application to use SAVSNET data is handled in our online system, the DAPP portal.
All researchers who have had their project application approved will be allocated a Data Chaperone. This is a member of the SAVSNET team who is familiar with the data and who will be able to advise on handling and statistical analyses. Their advice is very often invaluable, especially when approved researchers could be working with a dataset of tens of thousands of records.
There is a fee for using SAVSNET data for research, which helps cover the cost of cleaning the data, preparing the data for the project and the infrastructure in place for SAVSNET to exist. The amount is confirmed through the application process once we have the full data requirements. This money is used to help sustain the longevity of the project so that SAVSNET can continue to be a research resource.