What our clients say about us

"The B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA team did an excellent job for our organization profiling over 400 real-world databases and enabled us to identify a select few that best met our research criteria. We could not have done this work as effectively and efficiently on our own without BTD; the team was experienced and professional throughout the engagement. I highly recommend them for any organization needing to identify the best database for its research project."

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Joseph Rolley, MS Chair, Wound Care Collaborative Community RWE Group, USA

"B.R.I.D.G.E TO DATA (BTD) is the prevailing resource for capturing detailed global metadata on real-world databases. The developers of BTD have spent meticulous thought into creating a process for collecting (and maintaining) data by building relationships with key data vendors across the world. With the breadth and magnitude of global real-world data available, it’s a testament to the scientific staff at BTD to successfully achieve such an ambitious undertaking."

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Vinay Mehta, PhD, MS Senior Director, RWD Strategy and Platforms, USA

"This "database" of databases is very useful in my day-to-day activities as it allows me to find quickly which databases will fit the best regarding the research questions I have. It is very complete and contains information on countries for which it is sometimes difficult to find information elsewhere."

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Patrice Verpillat, MD, PhD Head of Real World Evidence, EMA, Netherlands

"B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA has been very helpful for initial screening data sources for a potential epi study. It provides broad, thorough, and detailed information on each database listed in the system. It has been a wonderful tool to have, especially for feasibility evaluation."

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Jihong Zong, MD, PhD Head Epidemiology Pipeline, Real World Evidence, Bayer, USA

"Congratulations for building B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA! Our recent exploration of available databases for the study of medications in pregnancy has given me firsthand experience of how difficult it can be to identify an appropriate database!"

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Susan Sinclair, PhD Director, Safety Pharmacoepidemiology, Takeda, USA

"B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is a unique one-stop for all databases you might need for any research purpose. A unique user-friendly directory to search for databases from all over the world, you can easily grasp what each database can offer you without wasting time on each one."

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Mariam Shokralla, MPH Digital Health Strategist: HIMSS – EMEA, Netherlands

"The number of databases featured [in B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA] continues to grow at a rapid pace, and each profile is complete. This easy-to-use service gives the best snapshot information about health-related databases. It’s easy to compare databases based on numerous criteria. The B.R.I.D.G.E. staff is extremely helpful in helping you navigate the site for your specific research questions."

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Vickie Chung, PharmD Senior Director of Value Based Care Pharmacy, UnitedHealthcare, USA

"B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® serves as a global leader in providing rich information on data resources available for public health research, especially in pharmaco- and other medical product epidemiology, and health economics. As a portal to identify and learn more about data sets and their content available for this research, B.R.I.D.G.E. is a must-have for those trying to find the best data available to answer research questions relating to medicines and other therapeutic and diagnostic products."

Kate Lapane, PhD Associate Dean, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

"B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is a tool which offers a shortcut between scientists and data for research. It allows the pharmaceutical community to gain time finding databases."

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Dr. Khaled Benneddif Clinical Research Associate, Strasbourg Hospital, France

"B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA provides more than 300 healthcare database profiles from different countries. It allows users to compare various database profiles side-by-side."

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Dewei She, PhD Vice President of Biometrics, Travere Therapeutics, USA

"It is impressive that your list is getting longer. The search engine (B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA) is useful when a researcher gets overview of various databases at a glance."

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Kaori Nomura, MPH PhD Associate Professor, Teikyo Heisei University, Japan

"I learned from my own experience that both in academia and pharmaceutics, prompt identification and selection of an adequate database is very important. In an academic setting, analyzing data from registries is particularly of great advantage in countries with limited financial resources for research which requires significant investment. In pharmaceuticals there is an increasing request from regulatory authorities for companies to conduct post-authorization safety studies. B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA (BTD) is a unique compendium which contains detailed descriptions of databases from all over the world - even from small countries, which is impressive. Databases are described in a uniform way allowing fast comparison and selection of a database of interest. BTD also has contact details of individuals responsible for maintaining the database. It is user friendly and has video tutorials that provide a potential user with a short and comprehensive training on how to navigate through the profiles. Having access to >400 descriptions of databases from all over the world saves time and money and allows a prompt identification of a suitable database. I highly recommend researchers in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and related disciplines to use BTD to identify a suitable database which will meet the needs of their research. Also, pharmaceutical companies should look more often at the databases described by BTD if they are required to conduct PASS studies."

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Katarina Ilic MD MSc PhD MPH Senior Consultant, Drug Safety, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacoepidemiology, USA