Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection


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Collecting and sharing FAIR data contributes to valid research and medical progress over time. Common data elements unifies worldwide research efforts with a common language, making health exploration faster and more efficient.

You can support these efforts by promoting FAIR data at your institution and become familiar with the various CDE tools and resources for reference.

Now that you are familiar with CDEs, explore the NIH Common Data Element Repository in the hands-on class, Standardizing your Research with the Common Data Elements Repository, available as an on-demand class , a live session , or a recording .