International data-sharing for radiotherapy research: an open-source based infrastructure for multicentric clinical data mining

Radiother Oncol. 2014 Feb;110(2):370-374. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2013.11.001. Epub 2013 Dec 3.


Extensive, multifactorial data sharing is a crucial prerequisite for current and future (radiotherapy) research. However, the cost, time and effort to achieve this are often a roadblock. We present an open-source based data-sharing infrastructure between two radiotherapy departments, allowing seamless exchange of de-identified, automatically translated clinical and biomedical treatment data.

Trial registration: NCT00969657.

Keywords: Data mining; Knowledge engineering; Machine learning; Medical informatics; Open source software.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / statistics & numerical data*
  • Data Mining*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Radiotherapy / statistics & numerical data*

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