N3C Training: Orientation to the N3C Data Enclave
N3C held the first Enclave orientation sessions on February 2nd and 9th to engage users of all types with learning to use the N3C Data Enclave. The sessions were conducted by N3C Training Coordinator Shawn O’Neil and had over 100 participants for each session in attendance. This two-part training course will repeat on an ongoing basis, alternating week by week. To view training information and registration dates, please consult the N3C Data Enclave Training webpage.
Session A is for those who want to learn about N3C, as well as how to engage with project teams and access the data. (Recommended before attending Session B.) Learning objectives are:
- Provide a general overview of N3C, including goals, organization, and community resources such as Domain Teams and Data Liaisons.
- Introduce the 3 data tiers available and important considerations for research driven by the data harmonization process.
- Discuss resources for training and support and the process of the Data Use Request (DUR) required for researcher access.
Session B is for analysts, statisticians, data scientists, or anyone who wants to gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to work with the data. (Completion of Session A is recommended.) Learning objectives are:
- Focus on technical aspects of working with data in the secure N3C Enclave, including use of OMOP concept sets and N3C-specific tooling, such as the Concept Set Browser.
- Introduce commonly used analysis tools, such as Contour and Code Workbooks and corresponding workflows for simple analyses.
- Introduce the Enclave Knowledge Store, a mechanism for sharing and using community developed code and data across projects.