Researchers from many different disciplines — epidemiologists, statisticians, medical informaticists, computer scientists, and clinicians — are trying to generate evidence from observational health data. As a community, we still have a lot of work to do in order to generate such evidence in a fast and reliable manner. One of the biggest limiting steps is that many researchers do not have the opportunity to easily work together across disciplines. In addition, they may lack the funds or access to data to answer the questions that they are interested in.
We at OHDSI provide a forum for researchers to work together on problems of shared interest. We currently have over 70 researchers from across the globe who are connecting as part of an international network and sharing research ideas.
If you are a researcher interested in developing and evaluating new strategies for how to generate evidence from observational data, then consider this a warm invitation to join us at OHDSI.