Researchers studying COVID-19 now are able to access an innovative new analytics platform that contains clinical data from the electronic health records of people who were tested for the novel coronavirus or who have had related symptoms. Part of the NCATS National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave, the centralized and secure data platform features powerful analytics capabilities for online discovery, visualization and collaboration. The data are robust in scale and scope and are transformed into a harmonized data set to help scientists study COVID 19, including potential risk factors, protective factors and long-term health consequences.
The N3C Data Enclave is anticipated to be one of the largest collections of data on COVID-19 patients in the United States. Data analysis within the enclave is supported by both R and Python, the most widely used open-source platforms for statistical analysis and data science (Watch a demonstration of the platform). Researchers requesting access to, or working within, the enclave are encouraged to assemble collaborative teams with diverse expertise in such areas as clinical research, statistical analysis and informatics to make the best use of the N3C Data Enclave.
Researchers interested in accessing the data will need to register with N3C and submit a Data Use Request for review by the N3C Data Access Committee. Learn more about the process and requirements, including data security training, for data access.