August Data Sharing and Reuse Seminar

Friday, August 12, 2022

Drs. Stephany Duda and Judy Lewis will present "Harmonist/IeDEA: Designing Consortium Tools for Collaboration and Data Sharing" at the monthly Data Sharing and Reuse Seminar on August 12, 2022 at 12 p.m. EDT.

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About the Seminar

The NIH-funded International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) consortium is a global HIV observational research network with seven geographic regions and over 350 participating HIV care and treatment clinics. The data scientists and data managers of IeDEA established the Harmonist Project to develop informatics-driven methodologies, data standards, and tools to catalyze IeDEA data sharing and scientific collaboration. In this presentation, Drs. Duda and Lewis will share the process and outcomes and demos of generalizable tools built on REDCap and R Shiny. They will also present ongoing adaptations of the software with research partners, and potential uses for other large observational research networks.

About the Speakers

Stephany Duda, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Her work focuses on clinical research informatics and global health informatics, particularly issues in data capture, data quality, and international observational databases. She has developed the NIAID-funded Harmonist Project to support data sharing, data quality control, and research portfolio coordination for international research consortia.

Judith Lewis, Ph.D., is a biomedical engineer whose past research focused on biomedical instrumentation, image analysis, and interactive, image guided surgery. She is now applying those engineering design principles to the development of reproducible bioinformatics workflows for data quality and report generation in international observational research networks.

About the Seminar Series

The seminar is open to the public and registration is required each month. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Rachel Pisarski at 301-670-4990. Requests should be made at least five days in advance of the event.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy hosts this seminar series to highlight exemplars of data sharing and reuse on the second Friday of each month at noon ET. The monthly series highlights researchers who have taken existing data and found clever ways to reuse the data or generate new findings. A different NIH institute or center will also share its data science activities each month.

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