Northeastern’s OHDSI Center

Leading real-world evidence generation, research, and learning to advance global health

The Roux Institute’s Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics Center—or OHDSI, pronounced “odyssey”—advances healthcare by fostering reproducible research through open science. Our collaborators maintain a network of standardized clinical data covering nearly 10% of the world’s population. We support research collaborations among academia, industries, and governments across disciplines and around the globe. And as part of Northeastern University, we will provide education and training programs for learners and institutional partners.

What we do

  • Data and research support

    Provide technical architecture and subject-matter expertise for large-scale analytics for 160+ datasets standardized to OMOP Common Data Model

  • Methods development

    Establish empirical methods for achieving reproducible, reliable, evidence-based results

  • Education

    Host workshops and graduate programs to provide education, training, and credentials

Benefits for collaborators

The OHDSI Center at the Roux Institute will provide:

  • Ongoing support to nurture OHDSI’s growing global network of collaborators
  • Grant writing and proposal support for advancing OHDSI research initiatives in New England and beyond
  • Repository of research results, including evidence-based clinical practice recommendations
  • Training in OHDSI tools and open-source statistical methodologies
  • Badges and graduate degree opportunities
  • Annual conference, symposia, and workshops
  • 2,100+

    individual collaborators

  • 300+


  • 2.7B

    health records representing nearly 578M unique patients

  • 23

    countries participating in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America

Get involved

To learn more about the global mission of the Roux Institute’s OHDSI Center, research network and initiatives, and planned educational programs—or to explore a partnership with us—please complete this form. We’ll be in touch soon.

Interested in joining our team? Explore job openings here.