News and Events

News & Events

iDASH 2017 Summer Internship Symposium

iDASH 2016 Summer Internship Symposium

iDASH Privacy & Security Workshop 2016

iDASH and pSCANNER Data Sharing Symposium

iDASH 2015 Summer Internship Symposium

iDASH Webinars

Date: 3rd Friday of every month
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Web: (Access Code 5345825)
Audio: 1-866-740-1260 (Access Code 5345825)

The iDASH Webinar Series focuses on current research and unsolved problems related to the iDASH objective of integrating data for analysis, anonymization, and sharing. The presentations occur via the Web and by teleconference. Speakers are allotted 30 minutes, followed by a 20 minute Q&A and discussion session.

To join the iDASH Webinar and/or Informatics Journal Club Webinar Mailing List, please email idash at ucsd dot edu noting which mailing list you would like to be added to. Each Webinar will send out two announcements per month.

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Date Title Host Category
Jun 2015 iDASH Data, Tools, Algorithms, and Training: Current Status and Future Plans

Lucila Ohno-Machado
UC San Diego

Data Modeling and Integration
May 2015 Improving the Temporal Precision of Precision Medicine via Mobile Health (mHealth)

Santosh Kumar
University of Memphis

Data Modeling and Integration
Apr 2015 Analysis and Integration of Big Data from Next-Generation Genomics, Epigenomics, and Transcriptomics

Christopher Benner
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Mar 2015 Privacy issues when looking for a needle in a genomic haystack

Amalio Telenti
Human Longevity Inc.

Feb 2015 Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Health Disparities using Big Data, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, and GIS.

Ming-Hsiang Tsou
San Diego State University


Data Modeling and Integration
Jan 2015 ARX - A Comprehensive Tool for Anonymizing Biomedical Data

Florian Kohlmayer and Fabian Prasser
Technische Universität München

Privacy Technology
Nov 2014 Generating Practice-based Evidence from Electronic Health Records

Nigam Shah
Stanford University

Privacy Technology
Oct 2014 Privacy in electronic medical record systems: the patient perspective

Kelly Caine
Clemson University

Patient Centered Research
Aug 2014 SimVascular: An open source pipeline for cardiovascular modeling and blood flow simulation

Alison Marsden
UC San Diego

Data Sharing
Jul 2014 CYCORE: Cyberinfrastructure for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research (Special Webinar)

Kevin Patrick, UCSD
Susan Peterson, UTexas
Emilia Farcas, Calit2
Eileen Shinn, UTexas

CYCORE (Linked R01)
Jul 2014 Natural Language Processing; Getting Structured Data from Unstructured Sources

Emily Silgard
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Natural Language Processing
Jun 2014 Technical Approaches to Measure and Mitigate Re-identification Risk… And Why They are Not Sufficient

Bradley Malin
Vanderbilt University

Privacy Technology
May 2014 Privacy-Preserving Shared Access to Computing on Sensitive Data: A Feasibility Study

Ying Zhang
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

Privacy Preserving Shared Access to Computing on Sensitive Data (DBP 7)
Apr 2014 Blood Glucose Level Prediction using Physiological Models and Support Vector Regression

Razvan Bunescu
Ohio University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Data Modeling and Integration
Mar 2014 The transformative role of data repositories in high throughput proteomics

Nuno Bandeira
Skaggs School of Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Data Sharing
Mar 2014 The Cardiac Atlas Project (Special Webinar)

Alistair Young, University of Auckland
Andrew McCulloch, University of California San Diego

Cardiac Atlas (Linked Project)
Feb 2014 How genetic and genomic analysis are leading to new therapies in Kawasaki disease

Jane Burns
UCSD School of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics

Kawasaki Disease (DBP 4)
Jan 2014 Privacy-preserved sharing and analysis of human genomic data

Haixu Tang
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington

Genome Privacy (Linked Project)
Nov 2013 Ensuring Privacy and Security for Healthcare Data Repositories

Jaideep Vaidya
Rutgers University

Privacy Technology
Oct 2013 In the Future Will a Biological Database Really be Different than a Biological Journal?

Philip E. Bourne
University of California San Diego

Data Sharing
Sep 2013 Defining and Organizing Medical NLP Tasks

Ricky Kiyotaka Taira
University of California, Los Angeles

Natural Language Processing
Aug 2013 Partnership for Epidemiological Research in Hispanic/Latinos: Research Literacy to Consent to Bio-behavioral Longitudinal Research (Special Webinar)

Sheila Castañeda and Greg Talavera
San Diego State University

Epidemiological Research in Hispanics/Latinos (DBP 5)
Aug 2013 Data Driven Causal Inference in Multiple Medical Systems

Samantha Kleinberg
Stevens Institute of Technology

Data Sharing
Aug 2013 Privacy Preserving Analytics for Kawasaki Disease in African-Americans (Special Webinar)

Jane Burns and Jihoon Kim
University of California, San Diego

Kawasaki Disease (DBP 4)
Aug 2013 Informed Consent for Biospecimen Collection and Data Sharing among Low-income, Uninsured and Underinsured Women: Is it a Matter of Trust? (Special Webinar)

Elena Martinez, Moores Cancer Center
Ian Komenaka, Maricopa Medical Center

Informed Consent in Low Income Women (DBP 6)
Jul 2013 Medication Information Extraction from EHR – Methods and Applications

Hua Xu
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Natural Language Processing
Jun 2013 An Introduction to PhysioNet

Roger G. Mark and George Moody
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Data Sharing
May 2013 iCONCUR: informed CONsent for Clinical data Use for Research

Lucila Ohno-Machado
University of California San Diego

Patient Centered Research
Apr 2013 Coping with, and Taking Advantage of, HIPAA's New Rules

Deven McGraw
Center for Democracy & Technology

Mar 2013 New Tools for Data Discovery and Sharing Confidential Data at ICPSR

Dr. George Alter
University of Michigan

Privacy Technology
Feb 2013 SHARE: Statistical and Synthetic Health Information Release Under Differential Privacy

Dr. Li Xiong
Emory University

Privacy Technology
Jan 2013 Supporting IR Experimentation through Evaluation Infrastructures

Dr. Nicola Ferro
University of Padua, Italy

Data Modeling and Integration
Nov 2012 Karma: An Information Integration Framework to Support Scientific Discovery

Craig Knoblock
University of Southern California

Data Modeling and Integration
Oct 2012 The Tranche data repository: Progress made and lessons learned from 24.4 TB of data, 1,612 users and 12,458 depositions.

Philip Andrews
University of Michigan

Data Sharing
Aug 2012 Visualization and Analysis of Multiple Streams of Time-Coded Data

Adam Fouse
University of California, San Diego

Data Modeling and Integration
Jul 2012 Network Enabled Research: Not just better or faster but fundamentally different

Cameron Neylon

Data Sharing
May 2012 Integrating Data for Analysis, Anonymization, and Sharing: What the iDASH National Center for Biomedical Computing can do for you

Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego

Data Modeling and Integration
Apr 2012 The CardioVascular Research Grid: Working to Make Collaborations Easier for the Cardiovascular Community

Stephen Granite
Johns Hopkins University

Patient Centered Research
Mar 2012 Portable Legal Consent for Common Genomic Research

John Wilbanks
Erwing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Patient Centered Research
Feb 2012 Motivating Subjects: Data Sharing in Cancer Research

Jennifer Tucker
Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program

Data Sharing
Jan 2012 Engineering Perspectives on Data Sharing and Privacy

Anand Sarwate
Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago

Privacy Technology
Dec 2011 Kawasaki Disease: Is the answer blowing in the wind?

Jane C Burns
Professor, Division of Allergy and Immunology, UCSD

Kawasaki Disease (DBP 1)
Nov 2011 UK Biobank

Jonathan Sellors
Legal Counsel, UK Biobank

Data Sharing
Oct 2011 Strategic Healthcare Advanced Research Projects for Security (SHARPS)

Carl Gunter
Professor, University of Illinois

Privacy Technology
Sep 2011 Data Citation: Who Cares?

Heather Piwowar

Data Sharing
Jun 2011 Data Sharing in the 'Publish or Perish' Era: Barriers and Current Solutions

Lucila Ohno-Machado
UCSD Division of Biomedical Informatics

Data Sharing
May 2011 Making Natural Language Processing (NLP) More Accessible for Analysis of Clinical Text

Wendy Chapman
UCSD Division of Biomedical Informatics

Natural Language Processing
Apr 2011 Sharing Genomic Data: NIH Data Sharing Policies Past, Present & Future

Laura Rodriguez
Office of Policy, Communications and Education

Mar 2011 Unraveling the mysteries of Kawasaki disease using the genetics/genomics tool box

Jane Burns
UCSD Division of Allergy and Immunology

Kawasaki Disease (DBP 1)
Feb 2011 Protecting Privacy in Secondary Use: the Promise and Limits of Deidentification

Deven McGraw
Center for Democracy & Technology


iDASH Workshops

One-day workshops will be held periodically, which focus on specific topics related to the iDASH objective of integrating data for analysis, anonymization, and sharing.

Fri Nov 11, 2016

Location: Chicago, IL
Organizer: Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

Mon Mar 16, 2015

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

Wed Sep 18, 2013

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Kevin Patrick, MD, MS

Sat Sep 29, 2012

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Wendy Chapman (UCSD), Guergana Savova (CHIP, Harvard-MIT), Noémie Elhadad (Columbia U.), Brett South (U. of Utah), Harry Hochheiser (U. of Utah), and Danielle Mowery (U. of Pittsburgh)

Sat Sep 29, 2012

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Brian E. Chapman and Ali Zifan

Sat Sep 29, 2012

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Xiaoqian Jiang, Kamalika Chaudhuri, and Lucila Ohno-Machado

Wed Jul 18, 2012

Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizer: Brian E. Chapman

Mon Oct 10, 2011 to Tue Oct 11, 2011

Location: Atkinson Hall, Calit2 Auditorium, University of California, San Diego
Organizer:Xiaoqian Jiang, Wendy Chapman, and Lucila Ohno-Machado

Tue May 10, 2011 to Wed May 11, 2011

Location: Synthesis Center (B-145) SDSC, UC San Diego campus
Organizers: iDASH and SDSC

Mon May 2, 2011 to Tue May 3, 2011

Designing an Ecosystem for Clinical NLP
Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium B211, UCSD campus, La Jolla, CA
Organizers: Wendy W. Chapman, Michael Conway, Lucila Ohno-Machado

Mon Jan 24, 2011

Secondary Use of Clinical Images for Biomedical Research
Location: University of California, San Diego
Organizers: Brian E. Chapman; Wendy W. Chapman; Lucila Ohno-Machado

iDASH Symposiums

iDASH hosts an annual symposium for the national bioscience and bioinformatics community.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 (All day)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 17:00

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:00 to Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 03:00

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00 to 14:00

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:00 to Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:00

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:00

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 12:30 to 16:30

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:00 to Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 17:00

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:00 to 12:30

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 (All day)

European Research Council joins UK PubMed Central

The European Research Council (ERC), one of Europe's biggest funders of scientific research, has announced that it will be joining UK PubMed Central (UKPMC), the online information service which provides biomedical and health researchers free access ...
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The Potential of Big Data

... months since the Obama administration launched the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, aimed at pooling large collections of data to gain knowledge and insight into everything from national security to the environment to biomedical research
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Royal Society urges era of open research data

Hoarding research data is a “serious impediment” to the scientific process, the UK Royal Society says in a report out today, ‘Science as an open enterprise’. It urges researchers — and their funders and institutions — to “shift away from a research culture where data is viewed as a private preserve”.
Full article.

Willingness to share personal health record data for care improvement and public health: a survey of experienced personal health record users

Data stored in personally controlled health records (PCHRs) may hold value for clinicians and public health entities, if patients and their families will share them. We sought to characterize consumer willingness and unwillingness (reticence) to share PCHR data across health topics, and with different stakeholders, to advance understanding of this issue.
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A hidden architecture: Researchers use novel methods to uncover gene mutations for common diseases

A new study by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) researchers has harnessed data and new analysis tools to address the question of, “whether the genetic risk of the most common medical conditions derive from many rare mutations, each conferring a high degree of risk in different people, or common differences throughout the genome that modestly influence risk” in four common diseases.
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IBM gets personal with biomedical analytics

Big Blue has unleashed its powerful computers to aid doctors in tailoring treatments. IBM's Clinical Genomics analytics tool is now being tested in Italy to advise physicians on personalized treatment plans based on a bevy of electronic data. (But apparently not genomics data, as the name seems to suggest.)
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SDSC's 'big data' expertise aiding genomics research

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has in the last three years undergone a major reboot, remaking itself into a center of expertise on all aspects of "big data" research including genomics, one of the fastest growing areas of scientific study.
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