Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Seminar: "Coupler: A User-Friendly Tool for Record Linkage"



Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Seminar: "Coupler: A User-Friendly Tool for Record Linkage"

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Seminar: Coupler: A User-Friendly Tool for Record Linkage

Thursday, Sept. 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Rick Urbano, Ph.D., Research Professor of Pediatrics
Jeremy Stephens, B.S., Senior Application Developer

With the proliferation of electronic databases, it is possible for researchers to acquire an amazing breadth and depth of information on study populations. Combining the data on individuals scattered across diverse datasets can be very difficult. Record linkage techniques can be used to help connect the dots.

Coupler is an attempt at a different kind of record linkage program that is easier to use. Our goal for Coupler is that it is able to be used on different operating systems within a context that many people already understand: the web browser.

This talk covers two main points. First, Urbano and Stephens will explain the scientific reasons for combining data from multiple sources. Second, they will describe some of the features of and philosophy behind Coupler, and what their future goals are for this project.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Turner at (615) 322-8240.

Last Updated: 10/3/2018 4:30:26 PM

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