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Training and Strategy Workshop for ImmPort Data Submitters

Date: October 9-10, 2013

Venue: Alpha-Beta Room, Rho Federal Systems Division (6330 Quadrangle Dr. Suite 500, Chapel Hill, NC 27517)

Parking and Security: Non-Rho attendees can park anywhere, although there are visitor parking spaces near the front door. You need to check into the front desk where you will receive a name tag and be escorted to the room where we will be meeting. People who are traveling and have luggage with them have the option of leaving items in a locked closet during the meeting.

Goals of this meeting:

  • to provide assistance to actual and potential submitters of data to ImmPort: how to make submission more intuitive and more efficient?
  • to enable interaction between submitters and those charged with managing and improving ImmPort in order to identify problems and opportunities for improvement
  • to improve extraction of data from ImmPort: how can we make ImmPort data more easily discoverable and more useful to researchers?


Day 1: Wednesday, October 9

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 Barry Smith (ImmPort / University at Buffalo): Opening Remarks

8:50 Participant Self-Introductions

9:00 David Ikle (Rho Federal): Database Creation and Data Analysis Processes at Rho Federal

9:30 Barry Smith : A Practical Introduction to ImmPort and to NIH Mandates for Data Sharing and Reuse Slides

-- overview of the goals of ImmPort
-- role of standards and ontologies (1) for data submission (2) for data reuse
-- successes and failures we can learn from

10:00 Anna Maria Masci (Duke University): The ImmPort Submission Process. A View From Biology Slides

Masci: Which Standards Do We Need For Data Analysis Slides

10:30 Break

10:45 Herman Mitchell and Jeremy Wildire: NIAID Asthma Consortium Facilitated Data Explorer

11:00 Discussion leader: Barry Smith

Brainstorming on
-- existing data management strategies and software tools to enhance data submission
-- how to make your data discoverable and useable by external researchers

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Jeff Wiser (ImmPort / Northrop Grumman): Training session on submitting data to immPort

-- the need to grow ImmPort's clinical submission area

14:30 Break

15:00 John Lim and Karen Kesler (Rho): The ImmPort Submission Process: Two Views from Rho

15:30 Jeff Abolafia (Rho): CDISC, C-DASH, SDTM, ADM

16:00 Discussion leader: Jeff Wiser

Brainstorming on identifying pain points in submission and on strategies for improvement

Evening: Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, October 9

8:00 Breakfast

8:30 Lindsay Cowell: Immunology Ontologies Slides

9:45 Barry Smith: Introduction to Allergy Ontology Slides

10:45 Break

11:00 Who will be the users of ImmPort? / Next steps

12:00 Close

Slides summarizing results

External participants

Lindsay Cowell is a computational immunologist at UT Southwestern
Anna Maria Masci is in charge of submission of data to ImmPort for the Multiscale System Immunology project
Barry Smith is ImmPort ontology lead.
Ravi Shankar is a researcher in the Atul Butte Lab at Stanford working on clinical trial ontology
Jeff Wiser manages the ImmPort project at Northrop Grumman.