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Research Population Tools

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers a number of tools to support research population discovery and feasibility validation for clinical research.

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Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network Expand answer

he Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network is a real-time platform for researchers to explore and validate the feasibility for clinical studies across the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium. ACT helps researchers design and complete clinical studies and is secure, HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved.

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Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) Expand answer

Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) helps clinical researchers use existing clinical data from Penn State Health for discovery research and, when combined with IRB-approved genomic data, facilitate the design of targeted therapies for individual patients with diseases having genetic origins.

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PaTH to Health Expand answer

Penn State PaTH to Health supports investigators across Penn State and Penn State Health in conducting research that uses electronic health record data from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Cente organized using the PCORnet Common Data Model.

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TriNetX Expand answer

TriNetX is similar to another Clinical and Translational Science Institute tool, Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside, also known as i2b2. Both are searchable databases of more than 1.7 million Penn State Health patient observations dating back to 1997; however, TriNetX includes a more user-friendly graphical interface and dedicated customer service that can help with creating queries.

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