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All of Us Research Program: What Researchers Need to Know
Posted On: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 08:24 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Launched in 2018, the All of Us Research Program is an NIH longitudinal cohort study aimed at advancing precision medicine and improving human health by partnering with more than one million US participants. To provide rich opportunities for researchers in all career stages, the All of Us program is building a unique biomedical dataset of expansive health data from diverse populations, particularly those underrepresented in biomedical research.

What kind of data is available? Data from the All of Us Research Program includes electronic health records (EHRs), biospecimens, participant surveys (including social determinants of health), genomics, physical measurements, and mobile/wearable tech. There are currently 804,000+…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: research, for researchers, data

Guidance for Data Extraction for Systematic Reviews
Posted On: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 11:24 by Leila Ledbetter

Are you planning a systematic review?  Data extraction can be the most time-consuming steps of a review, but you can set up your team to be more successful by devising your data extraction strategy at the start of your project.

There are two resources available to you and your team to learn more about the data extraction process and help you plan your project and your protocol.

Covidence, a systematic review software tool which Duke subscribes to, has released an eBook titled "A Practical Guide: Data Extraction for Intervention Systematic Reviews." You can use this link to download your FREE copy.

This tool-…


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Tags: systematic reviews, data

Check Out the New PubMed of Datasets!
Posted On: Monday, March 25, 2024 - 11:14 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

Are you looking for biomedical datasets to use in your research or for educational purposes? Consider checking out the Dataset Catalog beta, a new online tool created by the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. The beta version of this tool was recently launched and is ready for exploration. The Dataset Catalog is modeled after PubMed, providing access and discovery of datasets through a federated web search of specific publicly available repositories. 

Currently, the catalog contains close to 90,000 datasets from 4 repositories including dbGap, Dryad, ImmPort, and…


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Tags: data, NIH

International Love Data Week 2024
Posted On: Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 17:22 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

International Love Data Week (February 12-16) is a celebration of all things data held each year around Valentine’s Day. This year’s theme is “My Kind of Data” where the focus will be data equity and inclusion, disciplinary communities, and creating a kinder world through data. For more information, see the official Website where you can browse the Love Data Week events and activities happening locally and virtually around the world. There are so many online webinars on a variety of data topics to choose from!

In the spirit of Love Data Week, don’t forget that the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives and the Duke…


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Tags: data, data sharing, data management, data management plans