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Romantic Pairs Contract Application


The Romantic Pairs data are available under a contract separate from the Restricted-Use contract. Below are the requirements for obtaining the data.


  1. The Romantic Pairs Contract must be renewed every year. Renewal of the Romantic Pairs Contract requires an annual report, an updated Data Security Plan, and Institutional Signatures.
  2. The only security plan option for housing the Romantic Pairs data is a stand-alone personal computer without network or Internet connections.  All software and hardware that would allow for these connections must be removed or disabled on the machine where the data are analyzed and stored. Laptops are not allowed.
  3. The Investigator (or programmer) is the only person authorized to access the Romantic Pairs data.  There is only one authorized user of these data. 
  4. Collaborators who provide consultation will not have access to the data files and will be required to sign confidentiality agreements specific to the Romantic Pairs data. If other researchers are interested in working with the Romantic Pairs data, they must obtain their own contracts.
  5. The computer used to store and analyze the Romantic Pairs data must have a password-protected screen saver set to activate after three (3) minutes of inactivity.  This password must be at least sixteen 16 characters in length.
  6. All temporary data analysis files must be deleted every three months, at the beginning of every quarter—January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1—and recreated, only as necessary, to complete analysis.


To obtain a copy of the Add Health Romantic Pairs data, please download and complete the Romantic Pairs Data contract using the CPC Data Portal.


Renew a Romantic Pairs Contract

To renew your Romantic Pairs Contract, download and complete the renewal form and e-mail to Add Health Contracts at