CIHI will begin to process the data request once you’ve submitted all of the necessary documents and the data requirements have been finalized. The time it takes to compile the data varies depending on the complexity of the request (e.g., the number of databases involved and whether the data request requires privacy consultation and approval). Timing also depends on your ability to respond to questions from CIHI. Having a good understanding of the research purpose and how CIHI data can answer the research question, as well as knowledge of the CIHI database, will expedite the request.