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The self-services tools are designed to meet a range of use cases such as cohort analysis using a graphical user interface, SQL access to pre-IRB databases, access to de-identified clinical text, linking multi-modal pre-IRB data, complex phenotyping and more.

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STARR Tools

Launched in 2008, and formerly known as STRIDE, STARR Tools currently support a Cohort tool and a Chart review tool. These are intuitive web based interactive tools based on Stanford in-house data model. These tools are easy to use, seamlessly integrated with research compliance processes and offer low barrier to entry. Users can download data via the chart review tool. At this time, the search functionality and data access is provided using the Stanford in-house data model. Access to these tools requires a fully sponsored SUNetID. A Data Privacy Attestation is required to access patient data. STARR Tools platform has been running on Google Cloud since 2021.

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OHDSI ATLAS Cohort Analysis Tool

Launched in Q1 2020, this web based interactive cohort tool is from OHDSI community running on top of a non human subject dataset, specifically OMOP-deid-lite. The data is refreshed weekly. This tool is particularly suitable for researchers who want to use community defined study protocols in a GUI environment. Stanford ATLAS has the execution engine turned on, thus making is easier to run network studies.

You need a full sunetid to access OMOP-deid database. Log in the Stanford ATLAS with your SUNetID using the DUO authentication. Note: You will probably not be able to actually explore any cohorts - you will probably see an error. This step is necessary for the system to create a user id for you. To gain access to STARR-OMOP-deid-lite dataset in ATLAS, sign Data Privacy Attestation (DPA) - click the new tab and in the “Project Type”, please select “STARR Nav deID data”. Do this step only if you haven’t signed STARR Nav DPA before. Note that “Nav” stands for Navigator and signifies a collection of pre-IRB (sometimes referred to as non-human subject) clinical datasets. If you already have access to STARR-OMOP-deid data on BigQuery via Nero, you have already completed your DPA requirements. Once you have logged in, please email Priya Desai with “Requesting ATLAS access - STARR OMOP ” in the subject line along with your SUNetID. You will receive an email with more information once you have been granted access.

If you are only running network studies or population health studies, access to ATLAS may be all you need. If you need human subject data, you can take a list of de-identified patient IDs developed using ATLAS and after you receive IRB approval, you can request a list of MRNs and related patient data via a data service consultation request

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Pre-IRB OMOP database

Launched in Q4 2019, the OMOP-deid database is a pre-IRB direct SQL access to de-identified High Risk dataset, in OMOP Common Data Model. The dataset is a non-human subject dataset and contains complete clinical text as well as clinical concepts derived from text processing. Additionally, OMOP supports complex electronic phenotyping. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform BigQuery analytical data warehouse, researchers can access from their secure Nero workspace. 

You need a full sunetid to access OMOP-deid database. Sign a Data Privacy Attestation (DPA) - click the link, and "new" tab and in the “Project Type”, please select “STARR Nav deID data”. Note that “Nav” stands for Navigator and signifies a collection of pre-IRB clinical datasets. Request a Nero account - a Stanford PI affiliation is required for a Nero account. In some exceptional cases, Stanford Directors and C-suite executives can act as PI. Specify that you are requesting access for STARR-OMOP-deid. You will need a Nero GCP account. Once a Nero project has been created, you will get an email from Stanford Research Computing Center (SRCC) informing you that access has been granted with some introductory information.  Email Priya Desai, Biomedical Informatics Product Manager, Research IT, Technology & Digital Solutions with “Requesting STARR OMOP deid data in BigQuery” in the subject line and your Nero GCP project name and your PIs ORCID.

If you are doing population health research or a network study, chances are, you never need identified data and you can simply use the OMOP-deid or OMOP-deid-lite, the later dataset has no TEXT or TEXT_NLP. A limited data set or human subject data in OMOP CDM is accessible via data services consultation request.

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Pediatric bedside monitoring data

Launched in Q1 2021, the wave-deid metadata database is a pre-IRB direct SQL access to de-identified High Risk dataset. The dataset also contains de-identified and linked waveform data in PhysioNet format. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform BigQuery analytical data warehouse and Google Cloud storage, researchers can access from their secure Nero workspace. 

To access this non human subject dataset, first sign a Data Privacy Attestation (DPA) - click the link, and "new" tab and in the “Project Type”, please select “STARR Nav deID data”. Note that “Nav” stands for Navigator and signifies a collection of pre-IRB clinical datasets. You will need a Nero GCP account. Once a Nero project has been created, you will get an email from Stanford Research Computing Center (SRCC) informing you that access has been granted with some introductory information. Email Priya Desai, Biomedical Informatics Product Manager, Research IT, Technology & Digital Solutions with “Requesting STARR wave deid data in BigQuery” in the subject line and your Nero GCP project name and your PIs ORCID. 

The post-IRB identified version or limited dataset is accessible via data service consultation request.

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