Re: [rda-covid19-epidemiology] Please see the draft template to start work for release #2

28 Apr 2020
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Hi Carsten, Susheel,
I agree, step one should be to: (a) identify and reference ongoing initiatives that define variable level information to guide and harmonize novel studies. These These should be identified and tagged in the Zotero Library. We should then make recommendations as to which one(s) to use for which purpose, with proper citation using Zotero.
See, also, the COVID-19 Epidemiological surveillance model that Dr. Jay Greenfield is developing for this phase of the EPI subWG work.
At the same time, without going so far as to attempt to create a data dictionary, I do think that it would be useful to: (b) create a simplified list of variables based on what we find in (a) above for the benefit of data providers and jurisdictions that don't seem to be following the existing templates. Or maybe they are collecting the information, just not reporting that data. In any event, I think it would be useful for stakeholders, jurisdictions, as well as reporters and critics to have a user friendly list of variables that also explains why they are important and how they are used.
Once we've done steps (a) and (b), the list of additional variables that the RDA-COVID19-EPI subWG might want to recommend will likely be much, much shorter.
Thoughts?
Cheers,
Claire
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Hi Claire, dear all,
now I see where you are heading.
From WHO and other institutions within and across countries there are many ongoing initiatives to define variable level information to guide and harmonize novel studies
I wonder whether we should:
a.) Reference those endeavours and make a recommendation as to what to use for which purpose. This is a lot given the ambitous time frame.
b.) Setup our own list at the variable / data element level.
I am strongly inclined to realize a.
THanks four your opinion.
Best
Carsten
Am 28.04.2020 um 17:16 schrieb caustin via RDA-COVID19-Epidemiology:
Hello colleagues,
Following up on yesterday's EPI meeting, please see the draft template to start work for release #2. The objective is to finish adding the content by the end of the data on Wed., April 29 (tomorrow).
Cheers,
Claire
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