What is the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog?

The ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog facilitates researchers discovery of data by providing a searchable and browsable online collection of datasets. Rather than functioning as a data repository, the catalog is a directory for researchers who are looking for datasets relevant to their work. It includes datasets that have been generated by ZSOM/Northwell Health researchers as well as publicly available and licensed datasets that are created by external organizations, e.g. the US National Survey of Children's Health.

How do I use the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog?

As a researcher, you may search or browse for datasets and their creators in multiple ways.

Who controls the data in the catalog?

Each dataset is controlled by an individual, research team, or institution who may establish different rules regarding access to the data. Dataset managers will be listed as Authors or Publishers in the catalog record. Access Restrictions are also listed under each catalog entry.

What is the scope of the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog?

The ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog indexes research products generated by researchers across all ZSOM/Northwell Health institutions as well as publicly-available data which may be of interest to ZSOM/ Northwell Health researchers in the health sciences. Records in the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog will support at least one of the following use cases:

  • Research reproducibility
  • Community resource development
  • Learning and teaching

How can I list my dataset in the catalog?

To have your dataset included in the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog, you must be a ZSOM/Northwell Health researcher. ZSOM/Northwell Health researchers can contact the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog Team at medicine.datacatalog@hofstra.edu to work with the project coordinator to ensure that your data is easily findable in the data catalog.

Is the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog only visible to ZSOM/Northwell Health researchers?

The ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog is a publicly available resource and dataset records may appear in search engines, including Google Dataset Search. However some the actual data described in the catalog may only be available to ZSOM/Northwell Health researchers. To see who has access to a dataset, review the Access Restrictions listed on each record.

What is a Local Expert?

Local Experts are listed in data catalog entries for datasets that were generated outside of ZSOM/Northwell Health. They are ZSOM/Northwell Health researchers who have experience with datasets that were generated outside of the institutions.

How do I suggest a new feature or report a bug?

If you have suggestions or comments about the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog, feel free to reach out to the ZSOM/Northwell Health Data Catalog Team at medicine.datacatalog@hofstra.edu.