I thought some members of this group might be interested in the OMOP Cup (http://omopcup.orwik.com
). It's a competition to develop new methods for detecting adverse events from prescription drug data. $5,000 has already been awarded as progress awards, but $15,000 remains to be won in the grand prize. It's a
combination of health informatics, machine learning, epidemiology, and statistics.
Cup has two related challenges. Challenge 1 explores how well the method works when provided an entire longitudinal dataset, and the goal is to accurately classify which drugs are associated with which outcomes. Challenge 2 evaluates the timeliness of detection of drug-event associations by having your methods run against data sequentially as it accumulates over time.
It's being run by the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (http://omop.fnih.org
), a public-private partnership designed to help improve the monitoring
of drugs for safety.
The competition is open now, and closes March 31. Find out more at