GCDTR Data Repository

Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research Data Repository

Our mission is to empower equitable diabetes research. Aimed at facilitating practice, program, and policy research, we leverage local, regional, and national databases to enhance decision-making for diabetes prevention and management. Our data paints a comprehensive picture of disease burden, healthcare costs, utilization, and more. Our commitment to health equity drives research to improve outcomes for all. Explore our repository, collaborate, and join us in making a difference in diabetes research and health equity.

GDCDTR Data Repository Advancement & Incentive Program

Members of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research have the opportunity to access a $1,500 grant aimed at supporting their research and covering publication costs. This grant opportunity aims to support researchers who can effectively translate their findings into manuscripts using the resources provided by the GCDTR Data Repository. We aim to foster collaboration, disseminate research, and improve public health outcomes. If you’ve recently published a manuscript, we encourage you to seize this funding opportunity to extend the impact of your work to a broader audience.


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Data RegistryDescriptionCoverageDescription of Cohort
American College of Cardiology (ACC) PinnacleCardiac outpatient registryNationalPatients with coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure or atrial fibrillation
American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement (NSQIP)Pre and postoperative data registryNationalPatient-level, aggregate data on all surgical procedures reported to ACS NSQIP
American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Life LineInpatient cardiac registryNationalST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients taken to the hospital by EMS
American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)National cardiovascular data registry; inpatient and outpatientNationalHigh risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients,Afib patients, CathPCI patients, ICD patients, CHD patients, LAAO patients, PVI patients, TVT patients
American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Hospital SurveyHospital SurveyNationalSerial cross-sectional study of 6500 United States hospitals. The AHA reports approximately an 85% response rate to the survey each year. For those hospitals not responding in a given year, statistical models are used to estimate a number of key variables. Flags indicate estimated variables. The presence of facilities and services is not estimated. Information is available on the estimation methods used. It is possible to obtain historical data from prior years as well.
Atlanta Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical CenterClinical records; insured populationState/LocalVeterans and their dependents across the state of Georgia
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)Community-level cross-sectional health surveyNationalDone across all 50 states + DC and 3 territories
CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival)Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest RegistryNationalPatients who have non-traumatic out of hospital cardiac arrest, patients pulseless on 911 arrival, pulseless in presence of 911 responder, patients who have a pulse after 911 arrival following defibrillation
CDC WonderWide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic ResearchNationalPatients reported with AIDS, Live Births
Census (American Community Survey)Neighborhood-level cross-sectional census surveyNationalEntire U.S. population
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)Clinical records; Medicare & MedicaidNationalVaries
Cerner CoPath Cancer RegistryCancer pathology registryNationalAll patients with breast cancer, colon, cancer, leukemia, prostate, myelodysplastic syndrome among participating Cerner sites
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)Clinical records; Childrens healthcare of AtlantaState/Local
Commission on Cancer RegistryAll patients with malignant neoplastic diseasesNationalAll patients with malignant neoplastic diseases
Crosswalk for ICD-9-CM to/from ICD-10-CM for General Equivalence MappingsUS mortality dataNationalUS mortality data 1969-2020, cause-specific deaths, by age, sex, race (black, white, other), geography (county)
Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC)Dialysis facility characteristicsNationalAll Medicare-certified dialysis facilities in the United States
Dialysis Facility Report (DFR)Dialysis facility characteristicsNationalAll Medicare-certified dialysis facilities in the United States
Emory HealthcareInpatient clinical data; Emory HealthcareLocalUnique Patients Treated Annually in Emory Healthcare
Georgia Death DataGeorgia mortality dataState of GA, 2018-2021State-level data based on death certificates of Georgians. Available for linkage (includes identifiers)
Georgia SEER RegistryState-level cancer registry; GeorgiaState/RegionIncident diagnosed cancer patients in the state of Georgia
Get with the Guidelines (GWTF) Heart Failure RegistryHeart Failure RegistryNationalPatients with heart failure
GHA Discharge DataGeorgia inpatient and outpatient claims dataStateAll inpatient and outpatient claims across all GA hospitals
Grady Health SystemInpatient clinical data; Grady Health SystemStatePatient Visits Each Year
GWTG/Coverdell Stroke RegistryStroke registryState/LocalPatients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack at 66 participating hospitals in Georgia
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (HCUP NEDS)Nationwide emergency department sample; admission-level dataNational/StateIn 2016, patients visiting hospital-owned emergency departments in 37 states + D.C. (number of participating states varies by year)
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP NIS)Nationwide inpatient sample; admission-level dataNational/Statein 2016, Hospitalized Patients from 46 states + D.C. (Number of participating states may vary by year)
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Readmissions Database (HCUP NRD)Nationwide readmissions sample; patient levelNational/StatePatients re-admitted after hopsital discharge
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Databases (HCUP SASD)State Ambulatory Surgery and Services DatabasesNational/StatePatients are from 35 states that have collected encounter-level data for ambulatory surgeries and may also include various types of outpatient services. All SASD include data from hospital-owned ambulatory surgery facilities. Some States include data from nonhospital-owned facilities.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Emergency Department Databases (HCUP SEDD)State-level emergency department databaseNational/StatePatients from 42 participating states that visited a hospital-owned emergency department, are discharged but not admitted.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases (HCUP SID)State-level inpatient databaseNational/State97 percent of all U.S. community hospital discharges. Some States include discharges from specialty facilities, such as acute psychiatric hospitals.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases (HCUP SID)Longitudinal interview panel study; adults over 50NationalNationally representative sample of patients by age cohort:
AHEAD study, before merge with HRS in 1998: Patients born before 1924 (age 70+ in 1997)
Children of the Depression (b. 1924 - 1930)
War Babies (b. 1942-1947)
Early Baby Boomers (b. 1948 - 1953)
Mid Baby Boomers (b. 1954 - 1959)
Late Baby Boomers (b. 1960 - 1964)
Inter Macs Registry (Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support)Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory SupportNationalPatients who receive an FDA-approved mechanical circulatory support device to treat advanced heart failure
Joint Arthroplasty Registry (American Joint Replacement Registry)Joint Arthroplasty RegistryNationalPatients with primary knee replacement, primary hip replacement, revision hip, revision knee, hemiarthoplasty, hip resurfacing
Kaiser Permanente Georgia (KPGA)Clinical data; insured populationStateAll patients who have received care from Kaiser Permanente in Georgia and filed insurance claims
MarketScanClaims databases, specialty databases and linked data sets; insured populationNationalThe study population includes all patients enrolled in insurance plans included in the MarketScan CCAE, including carrier and other care files
Medicare Current Beneficiaries SurveyLongtidunal survey; nationally representative; Medicare populationNationalNationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Data RegistryNationalMetabolic and bariatric cases reported by MBSAQIP sites
Morehouse Primary Care NetworkClinical data; primary care networkState/RegionCommunity Physcian's Network (Partnership between Morehouse and affiliated physicians)
National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR)National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes RegistryNationalAll anesthesia cases reported to NACOR
National Bureau of Economic Research – Crosswalk for ICD-9-CM to/from ICD-10-CM for General Equivalence MappingsCrosswalk for ICD-9-CM to/from ICD-10-CM for General Equivalence MappingsNationalJust for reference between ICD-9 and 10 diagnosis codes
National Neurosurgery Quality Outcomes Database (N2QOD)National Neurosurgery Quality Outcomes DatabaseNationalPatients identified by neurogsurgeons. Potential participants are identified from the weekly-posted Operating Room schedule, and the first six who meet the criteria are enrolled per week.
National Center for Health Statistics US mortality dataUS mortality dataNationalPatients are selected to represent the U.S. population of all ages. These persons are located in counties across the country, 15 of which are visited each year.
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)Cross-sectional interview surveyNationalCivilian noninstitutionalized US population.
Includes residents of households and noninstitutional group quarters. Persons excluded from the universe are those with no fixed household address, active duty military personnel and civilians living on military bases, persons in long-term care institutions, persons in correctional facilities, and U.S. nationals living in foreign countries.
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)Cross-sectional health survey; includes biomed dataNationalPatients are selected to represent the U.S. population of all ages. These persons are located in counties across the country, 15 of which are visited each year.
RADPeer – American College of RadiologyPhysician-level radiology dataNationalRoutine imaging patients by radiologist/radiology group/institution;
Cases by age (adult vs pediatric)
Rural-Urban Commuting Area Codes (RUCA)Residential classification systemNationalAll US counties
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)Scientific Registry of Transplant RecipientsNationalAll solid organ transplant candidates, donors, and recipients in the United States (kidney, pancreas, intenstine, hearth and lung transplant)
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National DatabaseAdult Cardiac Surgery DatabaseNationalAdult Cardiac Surgery Patients, General Thoracic surgery patients, congenital cardiac malformation patients and patients who receive mechanical circulatory support device
State Health Practices Database for Research (SHPDR)State-level Health Practice DatabaseNational/StateAll 50 States + District of Columbia
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)Waitlisting, transplant, and organ donor registryNationalAll waitlisting, organ donation and transplant events occurring in the United States
United States Renal Data System (USRDS)End-stage kidney disease registryNationalAll incident ESRD patients in the United States
Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI)Vascular procedure registryNationalPatients with carotid artery stent, carotid endarterectomy, Endovascular AAA repair, Open AAA repair, Hemodialysis access, Inferior Vena Cava Filter, Infra-Inguinal Bypass, Supra-Inguinal Bypass, Lower extremity amputation, peripheral vascular intervention, thoracic and complex EVAR, Varicose Vein
Vermont Oxford Network- DBVoluntary registry for very low birth weight infants and neonatal intensive care admissionsNationalVery LDW database: infants with birth weights of 401 to 1500 grams or between 22 weeks 0 days and 29 weeks 6 days gestational age who are born alive at member centers or are admitted to them within 28 days of birth without first having gone home

Expanded database: all infants in the Very Low Birth Weight Database as well as infants over 1500 grams who are admitted to a NICU at a member center or who die at any location in the center within 28 days of birth without first having gone home.
Veteran Affairs (VA)Clinical data; insured populationNationalUS Veterans and their dependents, from 1,255 facilities, and 9 million veterans
Veterans Health Administration Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW)Clinical data; insured populationNationalAll veterans receiving care from a Veterans Health Administration care site
Veterans Health Administration Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW)Claims data; MedicaidSoutheast US; National
Veterans Health Administration Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW)Longitudinal cohort; young adults with diabetesState/RegionThere are more than 20,000 study participants representing all different racial and ethnic backgrounds who have helped SEARCH determine the extent of diabetes in the community and its impact on different populations.