Health Research Data Community Meet + Hack

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A conference and hack sponsored by the BRISSKit project to encourage collaboration in the provision and use of open source software tooling for health research data management.

With the rapid increase in the data available to biomedical translational researchers, the need for adaptable informatics tools to support them is overwhelming. Currently, much of this research is not reused outside of the individual studies themselves. If the data was more easily shared and securely managed then institutional research infrastructure costs would reduce considerably – we need to be researching not reinventing wheels!

BRISSKit is designing a transformational platform that enables biomedical and translational researchers to securely manage and combine datasets, including for patient cohorts where permitted. We use a suite of open source applications accessed in a browser which make it easier for researchers to manage their studies. Sensitive data is secured and only accessible to those with permission. This includes the identification, selection, engagement and recruitment of suitable subjects for research. 

It’s been designed with flexibility and ease of use in mind. Researchers can connect the platform to their preferred data source eg pathology data and then export the results to their favourite analysis software such as R based statistical applications, or even modify the in-built applications to suit their needs. This is the beauty of an open source approach! 

We invite anyone with an interest in addressing these problems using either BRISSKit or their own software tools to attend our health research conference and hack. We will feature new spreadsheet upload to Public Cloud i2b2 data warehousing and querying tool. 

Registration is free but almost full but we will try to accomodate as many participants as possible, free of charge, at the excellent College Court Conference Venue in Leicester.  Final registration deadline is Wed 18th Feb 2015. All meals and coffee/tea will also be provided. Please confirm your requirements on registration. A handful of rooms is available on the preceding Sunday evening for those travelling from overseas.

We look forward to seeing you at the event :)

23rd February 2015 9:00 AM   through   24th February 2015 4:30 PM
College Court,
Knighton Road
Leicester, LEC LE2 3TQ
United Kingdom

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