What is OHDSI and OMOP?
Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) is an international research community that promotes open-science, stakeholders work collaboratively to conduct outcomes-based research at scale.
OHDSI standardizes the way research is performed using standard analytical methods, tools and the OMOP Common Data Model (CDM) and Standardized Vocabularies.
What does OMOP do?
The OMOP common data model transforms observational health data into a common format that allows real-world evidence to be generated using OHDSI standardized analytical methods and tools.
The OHDSI network and OMOP common data model (CDM), belong to a reputable list of federated networks (e.g. PCORnet, TriNetX, Clinerion) and CDMs (e.g. PCORI, i2b2, Sentinel) that have been developed to harmonize disparate health data for improved reproducibility and shareability in clinical research.
OMOP at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Edinburgh has joined the European Health Data & Evidence Network (EHDEN) as a Data Partner. The rich cancer data held in Edinburgh provides an ideal mapping to to OMOP with a focus on the OMOP Oncology Module