Purpose of this document:
The Executive Summary contains a description of the project, justification of the CMS files requested, a list of the project staff and a data management plan for physical receipt of CMS data. CMS uses the Executive Summary as the primary document when determining approval of a research identifiable request.
Click the link above to see the Data Management Plan Guidelines and the Data Management Checklist Evaluation Guide for details when preparing the data management section of the Executive Summary. Also, see an overview of the Data Privacy Safeguard Program and an FAQ document for more information on the program.