This section shows a list of key manuscripts on data harmonization, statistical analysis and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) generated by Maelstrom Research investigators and collaborators.


Fortier I, Dragieva N, Saliba M, Craig C, Robson PJ
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project’s scientific directors and the Harmonization Standing Committee Harmonization of the Health and Risk Factor Questionnaire data of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a descriptive analysis.
CMAJ Open. 2019;7(2):E272–82. Pubmed ID: 31018973
Bergeron J, Doiron D, Marcon Y, Ferretti V, Fortier I
Fostering population-based cohort data discovery: The Maelstrom Research cataloguing toolkit.
PLoS One. 2018 Jul 24;13(7):e0200926. Pubmed ID: 30040866
Beenackers MA, Doiron D, Fortier I, Noordzij JM, Reinhard E, Courtin E, Bobak M, Chaix B, Costa G, Dapp U, Roux AVD
MINDMAP: establishing an integrated database infrastructure for research in ageing, mental well-being, and the urban environment
BMC public health. 2018;18(1):158. Pubmed ID: 29351781
Doiron D, Marcon Y, Fortier I, Burton P, Ferretti V
Software Application Profile: Opal and Mica: open-source software solutions for epidemiological data management, harmonization and dissemination
International journal of epidemiology. 2017. Vancouver. Pubmed ID: 29025122
Fortier I, Raina P, Van den Heuvel ER, Griffith LE, Craig C, Saliba M, Doiron D, Stolk RP, Knoppers BM, Ferretti V, Granda P
Maelstrom Research guidelines for rigorous retrospective data harmonization
Int J Epidemiol. 2017; 46 (1): 103-105. Pubmed ID: 27272186
Doiron D, Raina P, Marcon Y, Wolffenbuttel BH, Perola M, Stolk RP, Foco L, Minelli C, Waldenberger M, Holle R, Kvaloy K, Hillege HL, Tasse AM, Ferretti V, Fortier I
Data harmonization and federated analysis of population-based studies: the BioSHaRE project
Emerging Themes In Epidemiology. 2013; 10(1): 12. Pubmed ID: 24257327
Doiron D, Raina P, Ferretti V, L’Heureux F, Fortier I
Facilitating Collaborative Research: Implementing a Platform Supporting Data Harmonization and Pooling
Norwegian Journal of Epidemiology. 2012; 21(2): 221-224.
Fortier I, Doiron D, Wolfson C, Raina P
Harmonizing data for collaborative research on aging: why should we foster such an agenda?
Can J Aging. 2012; 31(1): 95-9. Pubmed ID: 22373784
Fortier I, Doiron D, Burton P, Raina P
Invited commentary: consolidating data harmonization--how to obtain quality and applicability?
Am J Epidemiol. 2011; 174(3): 261-4; author reply 265-6. Pubmed ID: 21749975
Fortier I, Doiron D, Little J, Ferretti V, L'Heureux F, Stolk RP, Knoppers BM, Hudson TJ, Burton PR, International Harmonization Initiative
Is rigorous retrospective harmonization possible? Application of the DataSHaPER approach across 53 large studies
Int J Epidemiol. 2011; 40(5): 1314-28. Pubmed ID: 21804097