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Title: Developing a survey instrument to assess the readiness of primary care data, genetic and disease registries to conduct
Authors: de Lusignan, Simon
Michalakidis, Georgios
Krause, Paul John
Sullivan, Frank (Frank M.)
McGilchrist, Mark
Desombre, Terry
Taweel, Adel
Delaney, Brendan
Keywords: Medical informatics - Digitization
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Clinical data are collected for routine care in family practice; there are also a growing number of genetic and cancer registry data repositories. The Translational Research and Patient Safety in Europe (TRANSFoRm) project seeks to facilitate research using linked data from more than one source. We performed a requirements analysis which identified a wide range of data and business ] process requirements that need to be met before linking primary care and either genetic or disease registry data. Objectives: To develop a survey to assess the readiness of data repositories to participate in linked research – the Transform International Research Readiness (TIRRE) survey. Results : Using feedback gained from these interviews we revised the questionnaire; clarifying questions that were difficult to answer and utilising skip logic to create different series of questions for the various types of data repository. We simplified the questionnaire replacing free-text responses with yes/no or picking list options, wherever possible. We placed the final questionnaire online and encouraged its use ( Conclusion Limited field testing suggests that TIRRE is capable of collecting comprehensive and relevant data about the suitability and readiness of data repositories to participate in linked data research.
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