To allow researchers to explore the data in the Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW) prior to making a data request, the CRI operates a cohort discovery tool called SEE Cohorts.
The SEE Cohorts web interface is populated with data from the CRDW. Users can explore this data with an intuitive drag-and-drop method and create queries with multiple and/or logic, using search terms based on standard terminologies. The system provides researchers with a view of actual de-identified data, rather than relying solely on rough patient counts. This allows researchers to evaluate actual data values within a data set. These results can inform data requests for de-identified or IRB-approved identified data, as well as helping researchers to formulate hypotheses and identify potential cohorts for research studies and clinical trials.