Cross‐Network Directory Service: Infrastructure to Enable Collaborations Across Distributed Research Networks

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Existing large‐scale distributed health data networks are disconnected even as they address related questions of healthcare research and public policy. This paper describes the design and implementation of a fully functional prototype open‐source tool, the Cross‐Network Directory Service (CNDS), which addresses much of what keeps distributed networks disconnected from each other.


Jessica M. Malenfant, Jenny Hochstadt, Bridget Nolan, Kimberly Barrett, Dean Corriveau, Daniel Dee, Marcelline Harris, Chayim Herzig‐Marx, Vinit P. Nair, Zachary Wyner, Jeffrey S. Brown

Corresponding Author

Jessica M. Malefant, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA. Email: