The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges

Surveys have historically been one of the most important tools available for conducting empirical research. Today, they continue to be prominent within social and behavioral science research and play growing roles in areas such as clinical outcomes research. However, surveys are [...]

EHRs for Clinical Outcomes Research: How to Maintain Researcher Productivity

Opportunities for advancing clinical outcomes research are on the rise. This is largely thanks to electronic health records (EHRs)—a patient care tool that is already capturing meaningful clinical information on an unprecedented scale. But the sheer existence of EHR databases does [...]

Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There

In clinical contexts, “automation” is a buzzword. It’s meant to inspire images of doctors' offices filled with computers as they calculate ways to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. This is where we're headed, but we're not quite there. Not [...]

How to Reshape Long-Format Excel Data into Wide-Format SPSS Data

As a provider of integrated data management services, we often answer a wide variety of questions relating to data manipulation. One of the most common questions that we encounter is “How do you reshape long-format excel data into wide-format SPSS [...]

NIMH Expands Support for Open Source RexDB®, Funds $450K Grant

Prometheus Research has been awarded $450,000 by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management of anxiety disorders research, and more broadly, interventional research. The [...]

Redundancy is Evil: Learn to Share Data Between Google Spreadsheets

Use the ImportRange() function to share data between Google spreadsheets and to generally make life more satisfying An important goal in data management is to avoid redundancy. We Prometheans despise redundancy. When we have information about something, we store that [...]

Prometheus Research awarded $700,000 NIH SBIR grant to improve open source tools for Autism research

Prometheus announced that it has been awarded $700,000 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management of autism spectrum disorders research. The overarching aim of the [...]