ADDI Pilot Phase: Interoperability
Interoperability Working Group (WG1)
In the ADDI's pilot phase, the partners established three data working groups (WGs), one for each goal. The Interoperability Working Group (WG1) is comprised of three leading AD platforms: C-Path's Critical Path for Alzheimer's Disease (CPAD), Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), and the Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network (GAAIN).
Alzheimer's Disease Work Bench (ADWB) Platform Interoperability Pilot Phase
In the pilot phase, the data-platform partners in WG1 collaborated with Aridhia Informatics (selected through a competitive RFP process) to evaluate the ADWB's data interoperability, usability, technological innovation, and architecture.
Pilot Phase Outcomes
At the end of the yearlong pilot phase in February 2020, WG1 and its partners convened in Miami. There, they summarized their work so far and demonstrated the interoperability solutions they developed.
Using the ADWB:
A USER WITH A QUESTION
A USER WITH CODE
A USER WITH DATA
|Can run a federated query on pre-harmonized and standardized data across multiple platforms.||Can run a federated analysis on data across multiple platforms, even when data is behind firewalls.||Can make harmonized data interoperable for other users.|
|Can discover, explore, harmonize, standardize and visualize data.||Can use data across multiple platforms.|
|Can find, access, and use harmonized interoperable data.||Can run a federated analysis on data across multiple platforms.|
|Can touch multiple platforms and analyze data at the source.||Can touch multiple platforms and analyze data a the source.|
At the end of the Miami meeting, an anonymous poll showed unanimous agreement that the pilot phase had demonstrated the ADWB’s interoperability across platforms.Scale-Up Phase: Proposed ADWB Interoperability Architecture (2020–2022)
Using what WG1 learned in the pilot phase, ADDI is scaling up the ADWB, increasing access to more platforms, more datasets, and more users.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE DATA INITIATIVE
A key component of the ADDI is the Alzheimer’s Disease Workbench (ADWB), a platform that enables AD researchers around the world to share data, resources, and tools. It is open, inclusive, global, and easy to use.
For now, the ADDI has three main goals: