One Year Later, the N3C Data Enclave Has Data for Over One Million COVID+ Patients
The month of April marks the one-year anniversary for the creation of the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) infrastructure. The N3C was built in just a few short months and is a testament to the dedication of the informatics community to fight the pandemic. The N3C mobilized the expertise of the community to create a national data repository, and was able to open the Enclave to the general public for COVID research in September 2020. Since then, collaborators across the country have been contributing their data to create this robust data resource that allows researchers to explore questions related to the novel coronavirus.
The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave is a one-of-a-kind collection of clinical data that the research community can use to study COVID-19 and identify potential treatments. The Enclave now has data derived from electronic health records of more than 4 million people, including more than 1 million patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Researchers interested in this cloud-based resource of harmonized data can register with N3C and submit a Data Use Request for review by the N3C Data Access Committee. Learn more about the process and requirements for data access, including data security training.
The N3C harnesses the extensive resources of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program hubs, the Center for Data to Health (CD2H), and NIGMS-supported Institutional Development Award Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR), with overall stewardship from NCATS.
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