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Participants Sought: Evaluation of the TOKEn Knowledge Discovery Tool 


Dr. Philip Payne and colleagues at The Ohio State University are conducting a research study to evaluate the performance of an application known as TOKEn (Translational Ontology-anchored Knowledge Discovery Engine) that can be used to generate novel hypotheses concerning biomarker-to-phenotype relationships in research databases containing such variables.  As part of this study, we are currently seeking research participants to evaluate such automatically generated hypotheses to determine if they are valid and/or could potentially inform a novel research question.  If you agree to participate in this study, you will be scheduled for an in person computer-based survey, during which you will evaluate the validity and potential usefulness of a set of hypotheses. Any and all information generated during via this survey will be anonymous, and the only demographic data we will collect from you will be concerned with your research interests and expertise. Following the survey, you will be invited to participate in a short focus group to garner overall reaction and opinions on the hypothesis and application. The entire session will take no more that two hours, including dinner that will be provided for you. In addition, you will receive a $25 amazon.com gift certificate for your time.

You are not obligated to engage in this study, and your decision to do so will in no way effect your relationship with the OSU, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and/or the study team.  In addition, at any time, you may notify Dr. Payne or his colleagues that you no longer wish to participate in this study, and any and all contributions you have made will be omitted from subsequent analyses.

If you have any questions or wish to participate in this study, please contact Dr. Philip Payne (philip.payne@osumc.edu, 614-292-4778). 

If you have any question regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact The Ohio State University Office of Responsible Research Practices (614-688-8457).



Posted on 20-Jan-13 by Nielsen, Tome
Tags: Research
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