Chest Injury International Database
The Chest Injury International Database (CIID) is a HIPAA compliant cloud-based data repository for the members of the Chest Wall Injury Society to support an international research effort. It has been designed by thought-leaders from within the society - and is powered by technology from Firefly Labs. It has been funded internally by CWIS, as well as generous industry partners.
The CWIS Database Committee is working to operationalize the implementation of CIID, including creation of an electronic “startup packet” to facilitate onboarding of sites from a regulatory perspective. They will also champion the efforts for ongoing enhancements and additions, so be sure to keep them updated on your ideas for change and improvement.
Once fully live later this year, members will be encouraged to upload their prospective as well as retrospective data regarding all chest wall injury patients, both operative and non-operative. Users will access CIID via the CWIS website and will be provided a unique username and password upon completion of their respective facility privacy agreements.
The Chest Injury International Database is keystone to the research infrastructure being developed to support our members in their efforts, as it will allow members from around the world to contribute and access shared data sets for analyses. The Chest Wall Injury Society envisions a vast repository with a robust research infrastructure that will support members in their efforts to further chest wall injury research within their own facilities and multi-center trials.