Identify a Patient Cohort for Research


Spectrum support for Clinical Research is divided into four stages, the first of which is DESIGNING YOUR STUDY.

This stage includes tasks and activities that occur early in the design & development of a study, such as:

  • biostatistics consultations
  • informatics consultations
  • bioethics consultations
  • identifying co-investigators and collaborators
  • exploring funding opportunities

The STRIDE Cohort Discovery Tool provides a self-service method for asking questions to help identify a cohort of patients for a potential study. Search criteria can include demographics, diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-9 and CPT), test results, and text search of clinical documents. This service is provided by Stanford Research IT (RIT).

For Cancer-related patient cohorts contact Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database (SCIRDB). We can help you build a cohort using diagnoses, procedure codes (ICD-9 or ICD-O), and billing codes (CPT). We can help you do complex searches involving dictations and other notes and we can identify which people have tissue stored in the Stanford Tissue bank.

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