[ascct] OHAT announces web-based demonstrations on software tools for managing systematic review

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 17:27:18 -0500

The NTP Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) announces 
demonstrations of software tools being developed for systematic review 
(http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/38673), in particular DRAGON (by ICF 
International) and HAWC  (by Andy Shapiro and Ivan Rusyn at UNC - Chapel Hill). 
The developers of these applications will hold several web-based demonstrations 
of the tools. Information about the tools and instructions for registration for 
the demonstrations for each tool are provided below. Please note that there are 
separate registration instructions for the different applications.

DRAGON by ICF International 

ICF International created the DRAGON database to facilitate the development of 
comprehensive risk assessments that require systematic review and synthesis of 
a large database of literature, including toxicologic, epidemiologic, and in 
vitro studies. DRAGON was specifically developed to meet emerging goals in risk 
assessment, including:
*         Systematic review of literature
*         Complete documentation of all decisions
*         Flexible data entry forms and fields that capture vastly different 
study designs
*         Unified data entry scheme to allow sharing among different 
organizations and groups
*         Centralized management capabilities to track different tasks in the 
overall work flow
*         Modular structure that can evolve as needs emerge

Dates and registration
January 23 (9-11 AM EST)

January 28 (1-3 PM EST)

HAWC by Andy Shapiro and Ivan Rusyn (UNC - Chapel Hill; 
https://hawcproject.org/- see "Documentation" for description)

About HAWC (Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative)
*       HAWC is a modular, cloud-ready, content-management system to synthesize 
multiple data sources into overall human health assessments of chemicals.
*        Developed in collaboration with EPA/NCEA, this system integrates and 
documents the overall workflow from literature search and review, data 
extraction and evidence synthesis, dose-response analysis and uncertainty 
characterization, to creation of customized reports.
*       Crucial benefits of such a system include improved integrity of the 
data and analysis results, greater transparency, standardization of data 
presentation, and increased consistency.
*       By including a web-based workspace for assessment teams who can 
collaborate on the same assessment rather than share files and edits, and a 
complementary web-based portal for reviewers and stakeholders, all interested 
parties have dynamic access to completed and ongoing assessments.

Dates and registration
January 24, 2014 (9-10.30 AM EST)
January 30, 2014 (1-2:30 PM EST)

Please contact Ivan Rusyn (iir@xxxxxxx) if you plan to attend.

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