FORMBUILDER: A TOOL FOR PROMOTING DATA SHARING AND REUSE WITHIN THE CANCER COMMUNITY

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164909
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
FORMBUILDER: A TOOL FOR PROMOTING DATA SHARING AND REUSE WITHIN THE CANCER COMMUNITY
Author(s):
Whitley, Stephanie; Reeves, Dianne M.
Author Details:
Stephanie Whitley, RN BSN, Clinical Applications Trainer, TerpSys, Rockville, Maryland, USA, email: stephaniewhitley@yahoo.com; Dianne M. Reeves, RN, MSN, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
Abstract:
Data collection in clinical trials management systems relies on the use of Case Report Forms (CRFs) to capture protocol data and sponsor requirements. The time involved in creating new CRFs for a study is quite labor intensive, as they are typically recreated every time a new study is built. The result is that data standards are not being consistently used, and question reuse is not enforced. This can lead to semantic discord, or the collection of data that is slightly different across protocols. As a result, data is not able to be aggregated across studies. The National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics (NCICB) Cancer Data Standards Repository (caDSR) FormBuilder tool was designed to support data sharing and reuse within the cancer community and its collaborators. The caDSR houses study metadata, or questions, which are used based on the needs of a particular community or organization. These standard questions, or sets of metadata, are important to any application supporting electronic data sharing since they provide structure to the data being collected. FormBuilder allows for the extraction of Common Data Elements (CDEs), or the questions being asked on a CRF, and allows them to be displayed and stored in a meaningful and reusable format. A CDE is a single variable uniquely defined using vocabulary that is well defined and static; it will remain stable over time. The metadata, or ædata about data,Æ that compose CDEs explicitly details a single variable and its attributes that are captured electronically to allow exchanged data to be interpreted correctly. The protocol data that is being collected are the answers to the CDEs on the CRFs. Formbuilder allows for the creation and maintenance of forms and templates that use the CDEs maintained in the caDSR. Data elements describing clinical information can be collected, customized, and shared among the user community. FormBuilder was built with the specific purpose of enabling sharing and reuse of caDSR content. The CDE Browser and FormBuilder tools are open source and publicly available at: http://cdebrowser.nci.nih.gov.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFORMBUILDER: A TOOL FOR PROMOTING DATA SHARING AND REUSE WITHIN THE CANCER COMMUNITYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhitley, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorReeves, Dianne M.en_US
dc.author.detailsStephanie Whitley, RN BSN, Clinical Applications Trainer, TerpSys, Rockville, Maryland, USA, email: stephaniewhitley@yahoo.com; Dianne M. Reeves, RN, MSN, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Marylanden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164909-
dc.description.abstractData collection in clinical trials management systems relies on the use of Case Report Forms (CRFs) to capture protocol data and sponsor requirements. The time involved in creating new CRFs for a study is quite labor intensive, as they are typically recreated every time a new study is built. The result is that data standards are not being consistently used, and question reuse is not enforced. This can lead to semantic discord, or the collection of data that is slightly different across protocols. As a result, data is not able to be aggregated across studies. The National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics (NCICB) Cancer Data Standards Repository (caDSR) FormBuilder tool was designed to support data sharing and reuse within the cancer community and its collaborators. The caDSR houses study metadata, or questions, which are used based on the needs of a particular community or organization. These standard questions, or sets of metadata, are important to any application supporting electronic data sharing since they provide structure to the data being collected. FormBuilder allows for the extraction of Common Data Elements (CDEs), or the questions being asked on a CRF, and allows them to be displayed and stored in a meaningful and reusable format. A CDE is a single variable uniquely defined using vocabulary that is well defined and static; it will remain stable over time. The metadata, or ædata about data,Æ that compose CDEs explicitly details a single variable and its attributes that are captured electronically to allow exchanged data to be interpreted correctly. The protocol data that is being collected are the answers to the CDEs on the CRFs. Formbuilder allows for the creation and maintenance of forms and templates that use the CDEs maintained in the caDSR. Data elements describing clinical information can be collected, customized, and shared among the user community. FormBuilder was built with the specific purpose of enabling sharing and reuse of caDSR content. The CDE Browser and FormBuilder tools are open source and publicly available at: http://cdebrowser.nci.nih.gov.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:08Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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