EHDEN Academy

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Courses & Learning Paths

Training in EHDEN is organised in different Learning Paths which are a combination of courses and skills relevant to the respective path. We currently have a first learning path completed, focused on harmonising data to the OMOP CDM. We are working on adding new courses for the next learning paths: Data Partners and researchers.

A description of each course can be found here.


We are working diligently to add new courses to the EHDEN Academy. The image to the right shows the courses that are currently planned for 2021 and an indicative time for when they will be released.

Contributors & Collaborations

Development of the EHDEN Academy would not have been possible without the help of many community members. While it's impossible to list everyone who has helped us get to where we are now, there are some people who we would like to thank for their significant contributions in setting up the Academy: Henrik John, Nigel Hughes, Jelle Praet, Peter Rijnbeek and Patrick Ryan.

Additionally, we are very gratefull to everyone who helped compiling the courses: Claire Blacketer, Henrik John, Nigel Hughes, Jelle Praet, Peter Rijnbeek, Patrick Ryan, Craig Sachson, Jenna Reps, Martijn Schuemie, James Weaver, Joel Swerdel, Chriss Knoll and Anthony Senna.

Development of the Academy is driven by EHDEN but is in essence a collaborative effort together with the OHDSI community.

  • EHDEN utilises and helps to further develop the open source tools from the OHDSI community.
  • EHDEN is realising the widespread adoption of the OMOP CDM in Europe.
  • Many of the EHDEN partners have long been involved in the OHDSI community.

We are also very grateful for the support we receive from Amazon Workspaces.

  • AWS provides scalable hosting for our Academy.
  • AWS also provides virtual machines which are used during the training.


The ultimate aim of the EHDEN Academy is to become the trusted and go-to place for courses on using real-world data and generating real world evidence. To realise this goal, a governance structure was set up to support and maintain the Academy infrastructure, to handle any community requests and enquiries and most importantly, to ensure the addition of new courses and learning paths in the Academy.

EHDEN Academy Governance Structure

Executive Board

  • EHDEN/OHDSI representatives
  • Strategy & structure
  • Longer term roadmap

PM Support

  • Content and site fulfillment
  • General Administration
  • Logistics

IT Support

  • Site maintenance
  • Site development
  • Collaboration with AWS

Faculty/Course leads

  • EHDEN Ex-Com + OHDSI
  • One course lead per course

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The EHDEN Academy is not an educational institution at this time, and does not issue certifications, but strives to provide high quality, open science educational resources for those studying them; however, support is limited at this time.