Review by [current-user:field-firstname] [current-user:field-lastname] – 08/14/2020 – 2:53pm

Data Request Number: 2020-4359 Is the scientific purpose of the research proposal clearly described?: Yes Will request create or materially enhance generalizable scientific and/or medical knowledge to inform science and public health?: Yes Can the proposed research be reasonably addressed using the requested data?: Unsure, further clarification from requestor is needed Please use this space to provide any comments, feedback or concerns (optional):

Altough this project, which focuses on evaluating how a previously developed model performs on trial patients receiving enzalutamide or abiraterone acetate,  appears to be realistic, there are two areas where some (brief) additional information is necessary:
1. Under the section ‘Main Preditor/Independent Variable and how it will be categorized/defined for your study’, the authors note that one of their aims is to check for new independent predictors of OS in patients receiving abiraterone acetate or enzalutamide. It would be helpful if the authors provided a brief description of the types of predictors that are of interest and that are available in the specific trial.
2. Under the ‘Statistical Analysis’ section, the authors briefly describe their previously developed methodology. For the current project, the authors can provide additional information: how will predictors be established and what does ‘suboptimal performance’ mean?

Recommendation for this data request: Not Approve

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