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EDDA Study Designs Taxonomy (version 2.0)

Bekhuis, Tanja and Tseytlin, Eugene (2016) EDDA Study Designs Taxonomy (version 2.0). Technical Report. TCB Research & Indexing LLC, Pittsburgh.

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The EDDA Study Designs Taxonomy (v2.0) was developed by the Evidence in Documents, Discovery, and Analytics (EDDA) Group: Tanja Bekhuis (Principal Scientist); Eugene Tseytlin (Systems Developer); Ashleigh Faith (Taxonomist); Faina Linkov (Epidemiologist).

This work was made possible, in part, by the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, grant no. R00LM010943.

Foundational research is described in Bekhuis T, Demner Fushman D, Crowley RS. Comparative effectiveness research designs: an analysis of terms and coverage in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Emtree. Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA). 2013 April;101(2):92-100. PMC3634392.

Coverage of the terminology appearing in JMLA was extended with terms from MeSH, NCI Thesaurus (NCI), Emtree, the HTA Database Canadian Repository [international repository for health technology assessment], and Robert Sandieson's synonym ring for research synthesis. Collected terms were enriched with terms from the NCI Metathesaurus. Variants include synonyms for preferred terms, singular and plural forms, and American and British spellings. Definitions, if they exist, are mainly from MeSH, NCI, Emtree, and medical dictionaries.

The EDDA Study Designs Taxonomy by Tanja Bekhuis and Eugene Tseytlin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial–ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bekhuis, Tanjatanja.bekhuis@tcbinfosci.comtcb240000-0002-8537-9077
Tseytlin, Eugenetseytlin@pitt.edutseytlin
Monograph Type: Technical Report
Date: July 2016
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: TCB Research & Indexing LLC
Place of Publication: Pittsburgh
Number of Pages: 111
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.13140/rg.2.1.3769.2406/1
Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department: Biomedical Informatics
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy; thesaurus; ontology; study designs; experimental designs; Medline Subject Headings; MeSH; National Cancer Institute Thesaurus; NCI; Health Technology Assessment; HTA; Emtree; systematic reviews; models; assessment; evaluation
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Funders: US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, grant no. R00LM010943
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 15:53
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 15:53


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