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  • 1. Mic aMica: An integrated web platform to support epidemiological studies Etienne Morency (emorency@p3g.org)
  • 2. Mic What is Mica ? a Mica infrastructure (Maelstrom repository) Step 1: Mica Catalogues Step 2: Mica Variables Step 3: Processing, Integration and Dissemination Conclusion 2 4/26/2012
  • 3. Software Infrastructure Mic Mealstrom-Research  a Web portal to document studies that are using our harmonization tools  Operational IT infrastructure that supports management of individual harmonization projects  Integrated – Series of interrelated software (ONYX, OPAL, MICA, DataSHIELD and DataSHaPER). Solid “communication routes” with other resources (PhenX, Molgenis, DDI):  Comprehensive – Support all steps of the harmonization process from study description to database federation and statistical analysis  Open source – Based on state-of-the-art and widely used open source frameworks, highly customizable and secure, freely available. Toolkit to build websites for a study or a consortium Easy to install, to manage and extremely customizable (based on Drupal and PHP) 3 4/26/2012
  • 4. Architecture Mic a 3 architectures that links to the central repository (all share core information) Network Hosted Maelstrom- Research Independent 4 4/26/2012
  • 5. Mic a1. Identifying and cataloguing participating studies
  • 6. Study Catalogue Mic a9 4/26/2012
  • 7. Mic a2. Identifying variables for harmonization
  • 8. Mic a3. Data processing, integration and dissemination
  • 9. Integration with Opal Mic a Kora-gen UK Biobank LifeGene 1800 50,000 50,000 participants participants participants Harmonized Harmonized Dataset Dataset Mica18 4/26/2012
  • 10. Conclusion Mic Other Features a  Role-based access control (files, fields, content types)  Dissemination of Publications/Events/Projects/News  And many other extensions (calendar, publication workflow…)  Updates Ongoing development  Catalogues (Questionnaires, Access, Biosamples Physical Measures) / Follow-up  Continue the integration with existing tools  Implement the central repository: Maelstrom-Research  Translations support 20 4/26/2012

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