The OB-GYN Research Data Repository

This resource is a comprehensive database of births at Weill Cornell Medicine, from 2011 forward. The repository encompasses numerous data types such as demographics, medications, encounters, diagnoses, laboratory values, and more.  The database can be used for studies that improve our understanding of causes, risk factors, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, in order to identify specific interventions for risk mitigation and better risk prediction. It can also be used for studies to improve our understanding of healthcare access and services utilization, social and behavioral determinants of health, health disparities, and patient outcomes related to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. All the data included comes directly from systems used to chart clinical care.

Because the database is extremely large and complex (with over 20,000 tables and millions of rows and columns of data), researchers who want to access these data will work with our departmental team of analysts and statisticians to request and clean data for individual projects.  In addition, the entire database has IRB approval, but individual projects must still be submitted for expedited review or exempt status determination.  It is therefore crucial when planning an RDR project that researchers must first submit their data request (found here) at least six months before their abstract or paper submission deadline.  While we will make every effort to accommodate your request, please be aware that all requests require an OB-GYN faculty mentor and that requests will be reviewed and the feasibility of the project as well as the level of priority will be determined by the RDR team.  We may not be able to accommodate all requests.