The N3C Data Enclave: A Powerful National Resource for COVID-19 Research

  • December 18, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm
  • Virtual Presentation through BlueJeans at
  • Please RSVP by emailing Lisa Maturo at
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  • We will provide instructions on obtaining CME credit for attendance.

The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) was created in the Spring of 2020 to enable data sharing and collaborative research focused on COVID-19 across U.S. healthcare organizations. N3C is a partnership between the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H), healthcare organizations and subject matter experts with support from NCATS. N3C focuses on Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program hubs and fostered a rapidly growing collaborative network of healthcare organizations and research communities that now includes a consortium of eight Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) programs. In early December 2020, 40 healthcare organizations were already sharing clinical data with N3C regularly, and more than 70 were at various stages of the administrative and legal process required before sharing clinical data. In this presentation, we will introduce the N3C Data Enclave and its content, discuss the data harmonization process and explain how to gain access to the Enclave.

Meet the Speakers

Suzanne McCahan, PhD

Dr. McCahan is an Assistant Research Scientist in Nemours Biomedical Research and Research Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College.  She and H. Timothy Bunnell, PhD formed the initial nucleus of the Nemours Bioinformatics Core Facility, which has grown into the Nemours Research Informatics Center. Dr. McCahan engages in development of custom applications for data management and provides training and support of the Nemours and DE-CTR installations of REDCapTM.  Through completion of a PEDSnet Data Science Training program, Dr. McCahan has gained skills to contribute to PEDSnet.  Dr. McCahan leads the DE-CTR N3C data analytics support team and guides CTR investigators in the effective use of the N3C Data Enclave.

Stephane Meystre , MD, PhD

Dr. Meystre is Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and SmartState Endowed Chair and in Translational Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Meystre has a medical training and background, with graduate education and experience in biomedical informatics and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Dr. Meystre focuses his efforts on enabling clinical data reuse while protecting patient privacy and leads a team of informaticists and data scientists with expertise in all domains required for novel, effective and efficient unstructured clinical data reuse. These domains encompass artificial intelligence, NLP, machine learning, standard terminologies and ontologies as well as linguistics and healthcare in general. Dr. Meystre is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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