Software, Tools
 & Algorithms Workgroup

Software, Tools
 & Algorithms Workgroup

The mission of the CD2H Software, Tools and Algorithms Workgroup is to provide a robust community-of-practice, spanning CTSA hubs, that promotes and supports the collaborative development and sharing of software, tools, and algorithms that advance clinical and translational research.

Software, Tools
 & Algorithms Workgroup Overview

Promoting and supporting the collaborative development and sharing of software, tools, and algorithms that advance clinical and translational research.

Our Current Projects

Secure cloud-based infrastructure for CTSA hub data sharing

Lead: Kari Stephens

Software

There is incredible wealth and computational potential in CTSA program data assets, but effective utilization requires effective secure data sharing. This project leverages new, cloud based infrastructure that includes elasticity, scalability, state-of-the-art cybersecurity capabilities, and economies of scale.

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SPARC in the Cloud for CTSA Hubs

Lead: Robert Schuff

Software

This project puts SPARC on the NCATS cloud in collaboration and partnership with MUSC to support CTSA services management.

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Data Quality Methods and Tools to Support CTSA Hub Data Sharing

Lead: Kari Stephens

Software

EHR data must be tested for data quality when being shared for research; this project will launch a publically available data quality testing tool.

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Open Source Clinical Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Data Browser (Leaf)

Lead: Nic Dobbins

Software

Leaf is a data-model agnostic, cloud based user interface for cohort discovery and research analytics; this next phase of development focuses on implementation at additional CTSAs and explores support for queries via FHIR.

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CTSA Data Sharing Governance Pathways Project

Lead: Kari Stephens

Software

Clear governance pathways within and between CTSAs are needed to expediently allow safe sharing of electronic health data for research. This project provides examples and templates of standardized Data Use Agreements (DUAs) to promote collaborative and flexible data sharing for CTSA hubs.

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Leaf Cloud Pilot

Lead: Kari Stephens

Software

The demonstration project will provide opportunities for CD2H to discover a pathway to: 1) data sharing governance structures that could be a model for the CTSA Program, 2) cloud infrastructure that could be adapted for use by multiple CTSAs, operating multiple data models, and 3) cloud vendor partnerships. It will scale an existing front end tool for self-service against an OMOP repository that can be co-opted by other CTSA institutes in the near term. This project will create groundwork for building scalable solutions that allow more nimble data sharing within and across CTSAs (i.e., API solutions for multiple self-service tools to operate against multiple shared data models like OMOP, i2b2, and FHIR).

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