Duke participates in several Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs), making it easier to conduct multi-site research by allowing potential access to EHR data at all member institutions, including Duke.
Benefits of leveraging the CDRN program:
- Quickly get counts of patients meeting your inclusion/exclusion criteria
- Assess feasibility of multi-site studies
- Find collaborators at other member institutions
- Navigate the associated regulatory processes
Our team can help you learn about the Duke CDRN program and the process for accessing CDRN resources. Contact us to get started with clinical data.
CDRNs available to Duke investigators
- Scope: Regional (Mid-South) to National (PCORnet)
- Population: ~65 M Patients (Mid-South) to ~122 M Patients (PCORnet)
- Who is Involved:The Mid-South Alliance is made up of leading institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. PCORnet is a national "network of networks" with more than two dozen partners, including Mid-South.
The Mid-South CDRN is a node in the national PCORnet system, bringing together academic health centers, community hospitals, and outpatient practices to support research projects. For more detailed information about what is available to investigators using the Midsouth CDRN, please download the latest PCORnet MidSouth Metadata workbook here.
- Scope: National
- Population: ~60 M
- Who Is Involved: More than 20 CTSA institutions
The ACT Network is a real-time platform allowing researchers to explore and validate feasibility for clinical studies from their desktop. Use it to discover patient cohorts at more than 20 sites across the nation. Duke CTSI has made the ACT Network available to all Duke researchers at no cost, but you must request access to receive credentials in the ACT portal.
Once registration is complete and you have received your credentials, you can use i2b2 to query Duke EHR-data and SHRINE to query Duke plus 23 other institutions for aggregate counts.
- Scope: Regional (NC, SC)
- Population: ~12 M Patients
- Who Is Involved: Duke, UNC-CH, Wake Forest, Health Sciences South Carolina
This is a collaboration between four different health care organizations in North and South Carolina, who have agreed to share their clinical data in a federated manner to support clinical research. The Carolinas Collaborative is funded by the Duke Endowment.