Clinical Data Warehouse
The Clinical Data Warehouse is composed of data from 2007 to present and encompasses approximately 2.8 million individual patients of all ages from across South Carolina. It includes inpatient, outpatient and emergency department encounters; diagnoses and procedures; medication orders and administrations; laboratory results; and height/weight measurements.
How can I use the CDW?
Access to de-identified patient counts is available to researchers through i2b2. Access to higher level data requires approval through the data request process.
The Data Collaboration Agreement (DCA) Governance Committee (the “GC”) has primary oversight of the governance of the CDW and of the on-going development of policies and procedures to manage and operate the CDW. you can view the governance structure here.
To receive a dataset, you start with the submission of an electronic data request. Once a data request has been submitted, you will be contacted for a consultation with an HSSC honest broker who will help you prepare your request for review by the Data Request Review Committee (DRRC). After approval of a data request by the DRRC you will be provided an approval letter to submit to your institution’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). After the project is approved by your institution’s IRB and there are no further changes, the HSSC honest broker will work with you in receiving the dataset.
A researcher shall agree to be bound by a Data Use Agreement (DUA).
To request access to data from the Clinical Data Warehouse for research purposes, you must be a faculty member, medical staff member, employee, or sponsored end-user that is engaged in healthcare-related research activities of a participating institution. A researcher shall agree to be bound by a Data Use Agreement (DUA).
To access i2b2, a self-service research query tool of the CDW designed for the purpose of requesting aggregate or de-identified clinical data from one or more Participants, click here.
To request a limited-data set or identified data for research purposes, please submit a data request by clicking here. Please note that IRB approval is required before identified data can be provided.
In order for your request to be on the agenda, please submit your final revised data request (which follows your honest broker consult) by the following dates:
|Final Submission of Revised Data Request||Review at DRRC Meeting|
|September 2, 2016||September 14, 2016|
|September 30, 2016||October 12, 2016|
|October 28. 2016||November 9, 2016|
|December 2, 2016||December 14, 2016|
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