Tips & Tricks

See the video series from the MPOG central team below on how to use research tools and processes to their full potential for high-impact research.

MPOG Research Process Overview

See the MPOG research machine from a “high-altitude” perspective, including a roadmap to tools and processes described in more detail in additional videos.

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Developing a Research Question Answerable with MPOG Data

Understand strengths and limitations of the MPOG database, including what types of research questions MPOG data is uniquely suited to answer.

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Using DataDirect for
Self-Serve Data Access

Observe a demonstration of MPOG DataDirect in action – an intuitive, user-friendly tool placing data at researchers’ fingertips.

DataDirect
DataDirect User Guide
DataDirect Security Checklist and Authorization Form
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Developing a Research Proposal

Watch a narrated walkthrough of research proposal development, from the inception of a research question, to an MPOG committee-approved proposal.

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Transforming Raw Data into
Clinical Inferences: Phenotypes

Understand the steps MPOG takes to transform messy real-world health data into clinically useful inferences.

Phenotype Browser
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Inspecting & Curating MPOG Data

Use data visualization tools to inspect MPOG data for outliers and aberrancies, and efficiently curate data into cleaned datasets.

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Big Data Management

Review the high-performance computing environment which supports the rapid, secure analysis of high-dimensional MPOG data.

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Statistics for Large Database Research

Understand the most common statistical techniques applied to MPOG large observational database research.

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Writing MPOG Research for Academic Journals

Learn tips for distilling complex MPOG analyses into succinct, clear messages which can inform a broad readership at high-impact clinical journals.

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