Dartmouth SYNERGY Newsletter - January 2017
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ic3d/SYNERGY REDCap Demo: Thurs., February 16, 2017; 3-4 pm, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Auditorium A
Are you interested in secure data storage? The Informatics Collaboratory for Design, Development, and Dissemination (ic3d), in cooperation with Dartmouth SYNERGY, will present a demo of REDCap that will start with a quick demonstration, followed by hands-on experience with the application. REDCap is a data-capture tool offering HIPAA-compliant data management, from entry to validation to storage to secure access. In addition, REDCap offers tools to administer surveys, including longitudinal surveys. For info email:

Improving Pragmatic and Group-Randomized Trials in Public Health and Medicine: free online course
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) announces a new, free, self-paced, online course: Pragmatic and Group-Randomized Trials in Public Health and Medicine. The course is presented by Dr. David M. Murray, NIH Associate Director for Prevention, and provides a detailed guide to designing and analyzing group-randomized trials (GRTs). GRTs, also called cluster-randomized trials, are comparative studies designed to evaluate interventions that operate at a group level, change the physical or social environment, or cannot be delivered to individuals without substantial risk of contamination. This course includes material on individually randomized group treatment trials (IRGTs), which are common in smoking cessation, weight loss, psychotherapy, and other studies where participant interaction is an important part of the intervention process. The course is designed for faculty and fellows, and advanced graduate students, who have prior training in basic research design and regression methods. Each of 7 parts has a 25-35 minute video presentation, and the ODP staff (via the website) provides the slide sets and a transcript for each segment; a suggested activity and answer key for each segment; an email for questions to ODP staff about the material, and a reference list. For information, Read More

Claims Data Research Webinar: Atlas Rate Generator
Presentation and Demonstration by: David Goodman MD, MS
Weds., Feb 8, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
RSVP for Webinar details:
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Save the Date: Software Carpentry workshops scheduled for March 16-17
This two-day training event offers a set of intensive hands-on workshops teaching computing and programming skills to researchers. Workshops will cover the basics of Unix/Bash, R programming, and Git/Github.Details and sign-up information will be forthcoming on Email: ( for information. Sponsored by the Library and ITS/Research Computing.

Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute is funded in part through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program. The CTSA program is led by the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). SYNERGY is located in the Williamson Translational Research Building at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, USA.

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