Prometheus Research has been awarded just under $1.5M from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund year two of their project to enable faster and cheaper delivery of complex database systems that support mental health research. After successfully completing year one of the grant, the new work will yield productivity-enhancing tools and educational materials to aid the teams who configure these systems, benefiting public health by enabling faster, lower-cost sharing of clinical research data.
“Prometheus seeks to empower technical teams to configure integrated registries by providing better design-environments and supporting training materials,” shared Dr. Leon Rozenblit, Founder and CEO of Prometheus Research. “Ultimately, by lowering the cost of organizing research data, this work will facilitate data use and data sharing, accelerating scientific discovery and improving patient care.”
The grant advances development of the RexDB/RexRegistry platform—an open source toolkit for rapidly delivering clinical registries and human-subjects-research data repositories. A cross-functional development team will design, build, and test user interfaces that will enable technical teams to configure and deploy a default database and web application, analytic data marts, and user workflows that support complex, multi-site, multi-study registry systems. Product development will be guided by user-driven empirical data obtained from benchmarking sessions to help develop these interfaces into a valuable, usable, and efficient configuration product.
The grant also supports the development of an educational web portal to further boost capacity for efficient and effective registry configuration. Designers and analysts will help package the collective experience and expertise of Prometheus registry delivery teams into a series of proprietary, educational learning modules designed to help non-Prometheus teams become more productive configurers of RexDB/RexRegistry systems.
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5R44MH099826-04. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.