FAQ


If you require assistance, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below or contact WGI.

 

FAQ

 

Who can access this website?

If you are an Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) member or work for a Wisconsin Genomics Initiative (WGI) site, you will be given access following registration.  To become an ICTR member, go to this website  https://ictr.wisc.edu/ictrmember and fill out the required information. 

 

All others should contact Alexis Tavano at tavano.alexis@mcrf.mfldclin.edu to request access.  Please provide your work location and reason for requesting access.

 

How do I log in?

  • Following approval of your registration, you will receive an email with a system-generated password.  Following initial log in, you can reset that password to one of your choosing.
  • Enter your username (typically your email address) and password, then hit submit in the login area on the right side of the page.
  • If you forget your password, you can reset it on the Home page. You will be required to fill in the email address and zip code you used when registering for the website, and an email will be sent with a system-generated password.

 

What is i2b2?

Click this link to learn more:  https://www.i2b2.org/

 

How do I see the whole screen?

To eliminate the dual scroll bars on the right side of the screen and see the full Query Tool, go to your Desktop.  Right click on your desktop, and select "Graphics Properties".  Under "Display - General Settings", change the resolution to 1280X1024.  Note:  this is not required to make use of the query tool; it is for your convenience to keep from scrolling during the query process.

 

What is in the PMRP Query?

1.    Under "Navigate Terms", you will find de-identified Ontology and Genomic data that are available to be searched.  Each folder corresponds with one of the ontologies available in the data warehouse.  The folders are organized in a hierarchical folder structure that helps to find and specify the query search criteria.

 

2.     The "Find Terms" tab allows for searches to be performed using specific terms or codes.  Here you can use search concepts using representative word(s), phrase, or specific code to describe the search concept.

 

3.    "Query Tool" is the work area used to collect and refine query concepts.  Use the “drag and drop” function to move the search criteria into the corresponding Group box.  For example, all diagnoses to be searched may go into Group 1, all age groups to be searched may go into Group 2, and any laboratory tests to be searched may go into Group 3.  As search criteria are entered into the boxes, a green message will pop up to remind the user that one or more concept will be used in the query.  To exclude a query concept (eg, you do not want results for subjects who have taken beta blockers), click the “Exclude” button at the top of that corresponding box.

 

4.    Once the query criteria have been selected, click Run Query.  The default name is an abbreviation of the query criteria and the current time – this can be changed, if desired.  The query status will display the status of the query and will show the results of the query as it runs.

 

5.      The "Workplace" section of the screen contains the shared and personal directory areas that are used to store and share queries and results for later review.

 

6.     "Previous Queries" displays the log of previous queries and results for the current user.

 

7.     To begin a new query, click the “Clear” button located under the Group 1 box.

How is "age" defined in the PMRP Query?

Age is based on date of birth, not age at diagnosis.

 

Disclaimer:  The data obtained from the PMRP Query are deidentified, aggregated estimates.  ICD9 (ie, billing) codes are used, therefore, there are limitations to the amount of information available.

 

Acknowledgment:  This website was funded through the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative.


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