The Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) Data Repository is developed to share data across the entire TBI research field and to facilitate collaboration between research programs, as well as integrating with other informatics platforms. Sharing data, methodologies, and associated analytical tools can accelerate research progress by allowing re-analysis of data, as well as re-aggregation, integration, and rigorous comparison with other data, tools, and methods. This community-wide sharing requires common data definitions and standards, as well as, comprehensive and coherent informatics approaches.
The CNRM is a federal medical research program that has transformed collaborative interactions between the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Congress established CNRM to bring together the expertise of physicians and scientists at these collaborating institutions in the National Capital area to develop innovative approaches to brain injury diagnosis and recovery. Please visit the CNRM website for a full description of the research programs.
The CNRM has established the informatics core to provide research computing infrastructure and information systems support for clinical studies, including electronic data capture and reporting for clinical protocols, participation in national TBI research and data repository community, and the integration of CNRM technology requirements, and the development and maintenance of CNRM central data repository.
The CNRM data repository, provided by the informatics core, is an extensible, scalable informatics platform for hosting CNRM funded TBI research data including but not limited to clinical assessment, imaging, biomarker, genomics, and other data types.
It is a free resource to the TBI research community designed to accelerate comparative effectiveness research on brain injury diagnosis and treatment. See the CNRM data sharing policy and procedure for details.
To achieve its vision, the CNRM Data Repository implements the interagency Common Data Elements for TBI research and provides tools and resources to extend the data dictionary. Learn More
The CNRM Data Repository has established a strategy to ensure high quality and to provide maximum benefit to investigators. Learn More