Who created the original RexDB?
Prometheus Research. It’s easiest to think of us as a team of super Data Managers who can do a lot more than a typical data manager, faster, and while using less of your budget:
- We apply our Study and Instrument Design experience to ensure data you collect can answer the questions you haven’t thought of yet.
- Our data management platform, RexDB, captures and organizes the multi-modal data generated by each of your research participants and centralizes it for cross-study analyses, secure sharing with collaborators, and long-term re-usability.
- With RexDB, our data management specialists can efficiently clean and organize your study data, and can quickly respond to ad hoc requests for custom data sets to support new analyses, conference abstracts, grant applications, or manuscript writing.
- And because RexDB can also track recruitment, consent, and protocol progress, it enables us to take care of your biannual data submissions to NDAR and your enrollment reporting requirements
Where has RexDB been adopted?
For the last decade, we’ve directly supported or collaborated on some of the largest and most ambitious autism research endeavors in the world, including the Simons Simplex Collection and the National Database for Autism Research. The tools and processes we’ve helped develop in the areas of study governance, data collection, data curation, data distribution, and data persistence are now considered best practices for collaborative research, and already in use at places like the Yale Child Study Center and the Marcus Autism Center.
What is the goal of Open Source RexDB?
Our goal is to take the best practices and tools that we developed for the largest and most ambitious research projects and share them with researchers of all interests.
To that end, we are open sourcing (i.e., making freely available) RexDB, the web-based platform that underpins such leading programs as the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative and the Yale Child Study Center Autism Program.
Please contact Julie Hawthorne at Julie@PrometheusResearch.com if you would like to learn more about how RexDB and Prometheus can transform your research practices.