FAQs

At this time, all researchers are invited to complete the Registration Form. The OHDP support team will be contacting them to respond to questions. 

The COVID-19 Challenge Questions Initiative has been established by Ontario's Ministry of Health to help ensure that researchers accessing the Ontario Health Data Platform (OHDP) address high priority COVID-19 research questions that are responsive to the needs of government.  The objective of the initiative is to accelerate the generation and translation of research and data analytic insights into action responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Challenge Questions Initiative is open to researchers across Ontario, including those not using the OHDP.

Challenge questions are complex questions that are responsive to the needs of government, organized as a subset of the COVID-19 Health Research Priorities Framework.  The initiative serves as a call to action for collaboration across machine learning and the wider health research community.  It will be based on an integrated knowledge translation (iKT) approach, and challenges researchers to answer complex questions with actionable solutions.

Research areas and Challenge Questions have been developed through discussions with key Ministry COVID-19 advisory committees and with practitioners, researchers, data experts, policy knowledge users, and patients/family advisors.

Date modified: 2020-09-22