Oxford Healthcare Workers Dataset Mapped

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Oxford Healthcare Workers Dataset Mapped

CO-CONNECT has mapped the Oxford Healthcare Workers (OHW) dataset successfully.  The next step will be making data queries when BC|Link is installed and configured. 


OHW includes data from over 12,000 healthcare workers and support staff from the four Oxford University Hospitals. Staff were offered regular asymptomatic screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection by PCR as well as serological testing for anti-spike and anti-nucleocapsid antibodies. PCR results from symptomatic testing are also included. 

Diagram showing mapping of Oxford Healthcare Workers dataset
OHW Mapping Diagram

Working together to include data sources

A key part of CO-CONNECT is making sure all the different data sets are in the same structure. CO-CONNECT’s data team has mapped relevant OHW data, including vaccination data, using the online mapping tool. This was possible with the help of staff from OHW, who restructured their data to work with the tool. Now, OHW metadata and scan reports will represent the gold standard for mapping throughout CO-CONNECT.  

CO-CONNECT’s data team elaborated on the process, “OHW is one of the most straightforward datasets to map. The success of any data mapping depends mainly on the quality of the metadata and a reliable mapping tool.”  

David Eyre, of the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health, said “We are delighted to be able to share our data to facilitate large-scale studies of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 infection following both natural infection and vaccination. CO-CONNECT has made this possible, with a streamlined process for converting our data into a form that can be easily combined with data from other studies.”