ODG and the OHSU Library hosted several working sessions to address reproducibility and research communication. The goal was to promote interaction between information scientists and research scientists to support enhanced awareness of data stewardship. Two sessions were held including a "Data Management Open House", where aspects of the data-research cycle were addressed, including issues surrounding research reproducibility and scholarly communication of findings. The slides are available here. An interactive data wrangling session was also held, and a paper describing our outcomes is available here.
This project explored options for enhancing search capabilities for an existing biospecimen search application. Text processing tools were used to map anatomy, pathology, and disease concepts from existing terminologies and ontologies to pathology reports that are currently represented in an unstructured natural text form. The concepts identified in the text were also organized in a relational structure to enable taxonomic and parthood based searches. This was a small exploratory project with a goal of integrating these capabilities in an ongoing effort to expand and integrate OHSU's biospecimen databases. This work was funded by OHSU's Medical Research Foundation.