VKC IDDRC Data Sciences Core (Core E) Lecture: "Innovative Barcode Tracking with REDCap Tuple Tables for the Gut Cell Atlas"

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center IDDRC Data Sciences Core (Core E) Lecture: Innovative Barcode Tracking with REDCap Tuple Tables for the Gut Cell Atlas
March 27, 2024

Presenter: Shunxing Bao, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Gut Cell Atlas (GCA), an initiative funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust, seeks to create a reference platform to understand the human gut, with a specific focus on Crohn’s disease. We seek to provide a framework to integrate other analyses on multimodality data such as electronic health record data, radiological images, and histology tissues/images. Herein, we use the research electronic data capture (REDCap) system as the central tool for a secure web application that supports protected health information (PHI) restricted access. Our innovations focus on addressing the challenges with tracking all specimens and biopsies, validating manual data entry at scale, and sharing organizational data across the group. We present a scalable, cross-platform barcode printing/record system that integrates with REDCap. The central informatics infrastructure to support our design is a tuple table to track longitudinal data entry and sample tracking. The current data collection (by February 2024) is illustrated with types and formats of the data that the system collects. We also present the generalizability of the design criteria across data collection for three other projects. Our proposed data sharing informatics system addresses the challenges with integrating physical sample tracking, large files, and manual data entry with REDCap.

Last Updated: 3/28/2024 1:12:10 PM

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