Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) Clinic for Disparities Research

Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Harvard Medical School, 1 Brigham Circle, Boston, MA

For investigators interested in using the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) for research on health disparities, this clinic will provide an overview of RPDR and a tutorial on how to conduct queries. Participants will receive personalized feedback and assistance on submitting queries specific to their population and research question of interest. Class size will be limited to approximately 10 individuals in order to allow for individual attention and support. Participants will be selected by a faculty committee of the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research and Biomedical Informatics Programs, based on query feasibility and disparities-relevance of project, as described in a brief application form.

Eligibility criteria:

Faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School as lecturer or above, or as fellow. NOTE: If you are a fellow, you must be associated with a faculty member's RPDR workgroup.

Primary appointment at an affiliated Partners institution (i.e. receive your primary paycheck from this institution), or have a collaborator with a primary appointment at an affiliated Partners institution. For those collaborating with a Partners affiliate, you must have a Partners login ID in order to access RPDR.

To participate in this clinic, please complete a brief application form, due: Monday, August 11, 2014.

RPDR Overview: The Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) is a centralized clinical data registry, or data warehouse. The RPDR gathers data from various hospital legacy systems and stores it in one place. Researchers access this data using the RPDR online query tool with user-defined queries of RPDR data for aggregate patient totals and, with proper IRB approval, obtain detailed clinical data.

Event Type

Population Science, Other


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