Welcome to the Epidemiology Data Resource Center
The Epidemiology Data Resource Center (EDRC) is the Medical College of Wisconsin's centralized resource for secondary health and demographic data. The EDRC also provides expertise in the use of spatial data and geographic information systems, or GIS. Read More.
The Epidemiology Data Resource Center is proud to be a part of the Institute for Health and Society.
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IRB and EDRC Release New Policy Governing Public Databases
The Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Epidemiology Data Resource Center (EDRC) announce the release of a new IRB policy governing human subject review of research involving secondary analysis of publicly available databases.
The new policy identifies several well-known databases as meeting the definition of publicly available including: American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB), and several of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (H-CUP) healthcare databases such as NIS, KID, SID and SEDD. Investigators seeking to utilize NCI SEER and NIH dB GAP databases for their research will still need to submit an IRB application as these databases do not qualify as publicly available under this new policy. Read More.
These resources, and the full text of the new policy, can be found at: MCW defined Public Data Sets.
A full list of all EDRC Data Sets available can be found in the: EDRC Data Catalog.
The EDRC offers a range of services including:
Providing summary statistics
Preparing data set extracts
Lending data management and preparation expertise
Assistance with long-term secondary data research projects
Mapping and other GIS services