During the Population-Level Estimation WG meeting today, @SCYou and @nicolepratt proposed the following: Could we have an OHDSI committee that, upon request, can review a protocol, provide guidance, and help run a network study across the OHDSI network? Basically, it would ‘nurture’ the study from rough idea to completion.
Leading an OHDSI network study is very hard, and currently only a few in OHDSI are capable of executing a network study start-to-finish. Also, data sites might hesitate to run a study that doesn’t have some OHDSI stamp of approval (whatever that may mean). Perhaps this committee can also prevent multiple groups working on the same research question in isolation.
Such a committee could be staffed by volunteers, and perhaps if they contribute enough to the design, execution and interpretation of a study could be rewarded with a co-authorship as compensation for their efforts