As of May of 2022, the research data warehouse contains colonoscopy and EGD data. However, future modules will be added, starting with ERCP.
No. The following links will provide you with details on the colonoscopy and EGD data collected. These fields, with protected health information (PHI) removed or otherwise transformed, constitute the Research Data Warehouse.
Colonoscopy Data Collection Form
EGD Data Collection Form
This depends on the nature of your project. Projects that examine GIQuIC data that have been de-identified and transferred to the Research Data Warehouse are exempt from IRB overview as determined by Western IRB. Only GIQuIC staff has access to the Research Data Warehouse. A copy of the exemption determination letter from Western IRB is available upon request. Projects that involve patient and/or provider contact for the collection of information not already included in the Research Data Warehouse will require additional IRB review. This can be covered by Western IRB, or you may choose to use an IRB with which you have an affiliation (e.g. academic institution IRB).
All data-related tasks (extraction, cleaning, analysis) are performed in-house due to the complex nature of the dataset and the training required to use it. Results are released to investigators only in aggregate form. No raw datasets are provided.
Yes. Project costs are determined by the amount of effort required by the GIQuIC staff to complete the proposed work. The effort is based on project complexity, type of statistical analysis, and other considerations. The research staff will work with potential investigators to develop a scope of work for project proposals. Funding opportunities are available from numerous sources, including our sponsoring societies, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
Being a member of GIQuIC is not a requirement; however, we encourage all sites to consider joining the registry, as participation in GIQuIC is one factor that is taken into consideration when determining whether or not the project can be supported.