It's On!

SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge Now Open

Dr. Isaac Kohane Previews NEJM Data Summit
The New England Journal of Medicine invites you to analyze the dataset underlying the SPRINT article — A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control (N Engl J Med 373: 2103-2116)

Can you use the clinical trial data underlying a recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article to identify a novel finding that advances medical science?

The Qualifying Round of this challenge entails reanalyzing data from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) to answer one question. Responses are due by January 20, 2017, for a chance to advance to the Challenge Round.

The winning entries in the challenge round will be those that provide the most clinically useful or novel information either from the SPRINT data alone, or the SPRINT data and any other publicly available dataset. Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to present their findings at the Aligning Incentives for Sharing Clinical Trial Data summit in Boston on April 3–4, 2017.

Read in STAT: In defense of data sharing, but done in the right way