2019 ACRM Training Institute at the ACRM Spring Meeting Finding and Accessing Secondary Data for Your Research (IC10)

Friday, April 12, 2019, 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Chicago, IL
Room 4L


This event will introduce attendees to the expanding realm of secondary data resources available for rehabilitation research.

  • Please bring your laptop with analytic software (SAS, SPSS, R, etc.). This is a hands-on workshop where attendees will download, manage, and analyze data.
  • WiFi internet provided.
  • Attendees are encouraged to create a “MyData” account with ICPSR.

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Please take a moment to review the following information and associated webpages.

The Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) is a data repository for completed disability and research projects. Two separate studies will be highlighted during the workshop:


The Anatomical Tracings of Lesions After Stroke (ATLAS) Dataset - Release 1.2 is an open-source data collection consisting of a total of 304 T1-weighted MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) with manually segmented diverse lesions and metadata. The goal of ATLAS is to provide the research community with a standardized training and testing dataset for lesion segmentation algorithms on T1-weighted MRIs.

In addition, attendees should review the following resource: Pipeline for Analyzing Lesions After Stroke (PALS), a scalable, user-friendly toolbox designed to facilitate standardized analysis and ensure quality in stroke research using T1-weighted MRIs. The PALS toolbox offers four modules integrated into a single pipeline, including: (1) reorientation to radiological convention, (2) lesion correction for healthy white matter voxels, (3) lesion load calculation, and (4) visual quality control. To learn more, please refer to our paper in Frontiers. To access and download the toolbox, please visit the link: https://github.com/npnl/pals

If you are planning on participating in the ATLAS data session, please complete the following steps:

  1. Download ATLAS PALS lab document PDF or Word Doc
  2. Install Docker from https://www.docker.com/get-started.
  3. Download the dataset (ZIP). This dataset includes two subjects from the ATLAS database. Note where the files are saved.
  4. Please make sure you have 10GB space on your laptop, as we will need this for the toolbox to run!

Email Kaori Ito, MA, OTR/L with any questions at kaoriito@usc.edu.


Early Intervention Colorado (EI-CO) Participant Characteristics, Service Use, and Outcomes, Colorado, 2014-2016 and related study. This dataset was generated from a large, urban EI program in Colorado using electronic administrative data. From this, a number of variables were derived including EI service use intensity as well as -specific service use.

The CLDR is funded by the National Institutes of Health (grant# P2CHD065702). See About Us for more details.

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