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Activity Metrics Descriptions

Loyola ITS Informatics and Clinical Research Metrics Descriptions

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HSC IRB Approved Clinical Research Data Requests:

The metrics recorded for clinical research data requests include:

  • Completed Projects by School – This is the total number of completed Health Sciences Campus (HSC) Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved clinical data request projects by school (SSOM, PARKS, MNSON).

Clinical Research Database (CRDB):

The metrics recorded for the CRDB include:

  • Distinct Users – This is the number of distinct users who have used the CRDB.
  • Cluster Queries – This is the number of queries the cluster has run.
  • Metric Dashboard Use – This is the number of times someone has clicked on a table or graph from the Metric Dashboard tab.
  • Patient Cohort Queries – This is the number of patient cohorts returned to CRDB users. Each patient cohort query requires multiple cluster queries.

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap):

The metrics for REDCap are recorded separately for the Internal and External REDCap instances and include:

  • Distinct Users – This is the number of distinct users who have used the internal REDCap.
  • Production Projects – This is the number of projects with a status of “In Production.” These projects are being used for live data collection.
  • Total Projects – This is the total number of projects, regardless of status.
  • Events – This is the number of events. Each event is an action taken by a REDCap user in the project. For example, if someone creates a new record, modifies a variable value, or downloads a dataset.

Clinical Natural Language Processing (cNLP):

The metrics recorded for cNAE/cNIE include:

  • cNAE Transactions – this is the number of NLP transactions processed by the cNAE.
  • cNIE Transactions – this is the number of transactions processed by the cNIE.

 Computing Clusters:

The metrics recorded for the general high-performance computing cluster include:

  • Distinct Users – This is the number of active user accounts using the high-performance computing cluster.
  • Space Used – This is the amount of space used in the cluster in gigabytes.

The metrics recorded for the high-performance GPU server include:

  • Distinct Users – This is the number of active user accounts using the GPU computing cluster.
  • Space Used – This is the amount of space used in the cluster in gigabytes.

Research Computing Services (RCS) Website:

The metrics recorded for the RCS Website include:

  • Usage – this is the total number of pageviews on all of the RCS website pages.
Last Modified:   Tue, April 26, 2022 1:38 PM CDT