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Goals: The goals of this meeting are: to provide assistance to actual and potential submitters of data to ImmPort; to enable interaction between submitters and those charged with managing and improving ImmPort in order to identify problems and opportunities for improvement

Day 1: Wednesday, October 9

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 Barry Smith (ImmPort / University at Buffalo): A Practical Introduction to ImmPort and to NIH Mandates for Data Sharing and Reuse

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

10:00 Break

10:30 Barry Smith (continued)

Brainstorming on
-- existing data management strategies and software tools to enhance

data submission

-- potential future avenues for collecting data
-- how to make your data discoverable

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Jeff Wiser (ImmPort / Northrop Grumman): Training session on Submitting Data to ImmPort

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

14:30 Break

15:00 Jeff Wiser (continued) Brainstorming on

-- identifying pain points in submission
-- new software developed to aid submission

Evening: Dinner

Day 2: Thursday, October 9

8:00 Breakfast



8:30 Barry Smith: Initiating a consensus process for creating useful and usable standards

9:00 Tasking of break-out groups

-- primary need: the standards should enhance ImmPort submission

process and guarantee discoverability

-- secondary needs: the standards should be easy to use by ImmPort

submitters, and should be recommended for incorporation into data management resources; be compatible with or derived from existing standards

9:15 Break-Out Groups (possible areas):

allergy
asthma
transplantation
diabetes and auto-immune diseases
CDISC / FDA-related standards (if needed)

Each break-out group would

-- review existing data standards in these areas
-- identify needs for data standards in these areas

11:45 Report back and decide on next steps 12:30 Lunch / Close

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