The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) is a public-private partnership designed to protect human health by improving the monitoring of drugs for safety and effectiveness. The partnership will conduct a two-year initiative to research methods that are feasible and useful to analyze existing healthcare databases to identify and evaluate safety issues of drugs already on the market. OMOP draws on the expertise and resources of the pharmaceutical industry, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal agencies. It is funded and managed through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
OMOP plans to use its website as a primary tool to engage with the broader research community throughout the initiative. The research team will post research proposals for public review and comment, facilitate discussion forums around specific methodological issues of observational analyses, and share learnings from all research conducted. We will also use the site to post job openings and requests for application for specific research tasks to allow interested parties to get involved themselves. If you are interested in reviewing OMOP proposals and participating in forum discussions, simply create a new account and log in and you will have access to all the posted documents. You will also be able to register for RSS feeds to let you know when material has been updated.