Open data informatics and data repurposing for IBD

Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Dec;15(12):715-716. doi: 10.1038/s41575-018-0050-5.


Biomedical ‘big data’ has opened opportunities for data repurposing to reveal new insights into complex diseases. Public data on IBD have been repurposed for novel diagnostics and therapeutics, and these datasets continue to grow. Here, we discuss the practicalities and implications of open data informatics for IBD.

MeSH terms

  • Access to Information*
  • Big Data*
  • Datasets as Topic
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / therapy