Welcome to OHDSI Europe!
The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (or OHDSI, pronounced "Odyssey") program is a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary collaborative to bring out the value of health data through large-scale analytics. OHDSI aims to generate accurate, reproducible, and well-calibrated evidence and promote better health decisions and better care.
All our solutions are open-source. OHDSI has established an global network of researchers and observational health databases with a central coordinating center housed at Columbia University, see www.ohdsi.org.
OHDSI Europe is led by the coordinating center at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. We like to build a strong European OHDSI community that actively contributes to the further extension of the OMOP-CDM and analytical tool development.
The first annual European symposium 'Bridging Europe' took place March 23th and 24th 2018. The second symposium entitled 'The Journey from Data to Evidence' will take place March 29th 2019 in Rotterdam. There will be two days of tutorials March 30th and March 31st 2019.
We are in a "perfect storm" for the adoption of the OMOP-CDM in Europe. There is large interest from data custodians, regulators, academia, EFPIA, patient organizations to collaborate on the implementation of the OMOP-CDM and a federated data network in Europe.