DataSHIELD Conference 2021

In this space you will see details and recordings of the 2021 DataSHIELD conference

Recordings of talks

Day 1


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Andrei Morgan, Welcome Address

Welcome Address. Dr Andrei Morgan, INSERM

Andrei Morgan - EPOPé

Becca Wilson, History of DataSHIELD

Dr Becca Wilson, University of Liverpool

Keynote and discussion: Ethico-legal aspects of federated analysis in and outside of Europe. Prof Mette Hartlev, University of Copenhagen

Paul Burton, introduction to DataSHIELD

An introduction to DataSHIELD. Prof Paul Burton, Newcastle University

Tanja Šarčević, Wellfort Platform

WellFort: auditable privacy-preserving data analysis platform for SMEs. Tanja Šarčević, SBA Research

Hugh Garner, DataSHIELD ICURE

Hugh Garner, Newcastle University

Sido Haakma, Armadillo Platform and Molgenis Suite

DataSHIELD integration with the Armadillo Platform and Molgenis Suite. Sido Haakma, University of Groningen

Johan Vinther, Singletons federated analysis research project

A federated analysis research project using data from 16 cohorts on more than 200,000 live-born singletons. Johan Vinther, University of Copenhagen

Gabriella Melis, Child socio-emotional development study

Child socio-emotional development in 8 birth and pregnancy cohorts. A comparative assessment of prevalence in LifeCycle through DataSHIELD. Dr Gabriella Melis, University of Liverpool

Mariona Pinart, Results from nutritional epidemiology study

Dietary macronutrient composition in relation to circulating HDL and non-HDL cholesterol – results from a DataSHIELD analysis in nutritional epidemiology within ENPADASI. Dr. Mariona Pinart, Max Delbrük Centre for Molecular Medicine

Stef van Buuren, Multiple Imputation

Strategies in Multiple Imputation for Distributed Data. Stef van Buuren, University of Utrecht (RECAP)

Day 2





Harald Binder, Keynote: MIRACUM

Keynote: MIRACUM — DataSHIELD and machine learning in biomedical research. Prof Harald Binder, University of Freiburg

Artur Rocha, RECAP-Preterm - CORAL deployment

RECAP-Preterm - CORAL deployment of DataSHIELD, Artur Rocha, INESC TEC

Florian Schwarz, Creating new DataSHIELD package

Lightning Talk: Some DataSHIELD error occurred – creating a new DataSHIELD package. Dr. Florian Schwarz, German Institute of Human Nutrition

Demetris Avraam, dsMediation Package

Lightning Talk: The dsMediation DataSHIELD Package. Dr. Demetris Avraam, Newcastle University

Alex Westerberg, Where to find DataSHIELD help

Lightning Talk: DataSHIELD Training Sessions. Alex Westerberg, Newcastle University

Andrei Morgan, Advisory Board report

A report from the DataSHIELD Advisory Board, Dr Andrei Morgan, INSERM

The governance workshop invite link

Alex Westerberg & Stuart Wheater, Changes in v6.1 & v6.2

Recent Changes to DataSHIELD: v6.1 and the upcoming v6.2, Alex Westerberg, Newcastle University and Stuart Wheater, Arjuna

Yannick Marcon, DS infrastructure updates

DataSHIELD infrastructure updates and upcoming developments. Yannick Marcon, Epigeny

Juan Ramón González, GWAS meta analysis in multi-cohort studies

Orchestrating GWAS meta analysis in multi-cohort studies through dsOmics DataSHIELD package. Prof Juan Ramón González, ISGlobal

Xavier Escriba Montagut, Shiny App for DataSHIELD

ShinyDataSHIELD: An R Shiny application to perform federated non-disclosive data analysis in multi-cohort studies. Xavier Escribà, ISGlobal See more at: The slides can be found here: The source code for the tool , here:

Mariona Pinart, Microbiome Composition study

Lightning Talk: Investigating differences in the microbiome composition in obese and non-obese individuals and its relationship to diet using DataSHIELD. Dr. Mariona Pinart, Max Delbrük Centre for Molecular Medicine

Leire Abarrategui, Epimutations in rare diseases

Lightning Talk: Performance of approaches relying on outliers detection to find epimutations in rare diseases DNA methylation data, Leire Abarrategui Martinez, Newcastle Unviversity