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OHDSI Data Visualization Challenge - Entries Due Thursday at 8 pm ET!

(Craig Sachson) #1

Hi everybody,
Throughout our community calls this month, we’ve promoted our OHDSI Data Visualization challenge, which @Patrick_Ryan introduced at the first call of the month. We plan to highlight the entries in our final call of the month, but a reminder that all entries are DUE Thursday, March 25, at 8 pm ET. The full description from the Teams channel is below, as well as video from Patrick’s description of the challenge. There are already some great entries from @gmc, @edburn, @schuemie and a recent entry from @Albert_Prats on “The Rise and Fall of Hydroxychloroquine.” This is open to EVERYBODY in the community, so we hope you take part!

OHDSI Challenge - March 2021 - COVID Visualizations

The OHDSI community has generated a large array of evidence throughout the pandemic, including characterization (CHARYBDIS), estimation (SCYLLA, hydroxychloroquine studies), and prediction (COVER). We have other efforts in the works, including EUMAEUS and AESIIncidenceCharacterization. We also have plenty more work across community or locally. And that’s on top of work that someone could do de novo using OHDSI standardized tools, like ATLAS and HADES.

Sometimes though, even with all that evidence, it can be hard to tell a story. So, if a picture is worth a thousand words, what one visualization using OHDSI tools/data/results tells the most compelling story that touches on the COVID pandemic? The challenge: We are asking community collaborators to submit a static image (something that could be scaled to print 8.5x11, landscape or portrait) or link to an interactive visualization that stands on its own, and then accompany it with a 1-paragraph summary of why you think the image tells a compelling story.

This image could be something that’s already sitting in one of our papers or out on data.ohdsi.org, which you could use as is, or perhaps you could augment it to help tell your story (if you do alter a graphic from another study, please add an attribution). Perhaps it could be a new graphic that you produce based on available results, or even something produced based on new analysis.

Whatever the graphic is, we want to know why it’s meaningful to you — and perhaps why it should be meaningful to all of us.

All submissions should be posted in the OHDSI team in the channel ‘OHDSI Challenge - March 2021’ by Thursday, March 25, at 8 pm ET. On the March 30 community call, we will review the visualization gallery and recognize the contributions.