Clinical Data Warehouse
The Clinical Data Warehouse is composed of data from 2007 to present and encompasses approximately 3.8 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 to 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.
After you submit your Clinical Data Request, you will be contacted by one of our Honest Brokers to schedule an appointment for a consult. After your consult, you will be given the opportunity to revise, finalize, and re-submit your data request.
Your complete request will then by given to the Data Request and Review Committee (DRRC) for approval. If approved, your request will be transferred to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for their review and approval. If the IRB requests changes, the DRRC will need to review and approve these changes as well.
Once both entities have reviewed and approved the request, the data will be delivered in a secure way.
To request access or 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 you final, revised data request (which follows your honest broker consult) by the following dates:
|Final Submission of Revised Data Request||Review at DRRC Meeting|
|January 25, 2016||February 3, 2016|
|February 22, 2016||March 2, 2016|
|March 28, 2016||April 6, 2016|
|April 25, 2016||May 4, 2016|
|May 23, 2016||June 1, 2016|
|June 27, 2016||July 6, 2016|
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