Review by Richard Lehman – 11/29/2017 – 12:00pm

Data Request Number: No Data Request Assigned Is the scientific purpose of the research proposal clearly described?: No If no, please explain:

I am not a statistician but I find it hard to understand why this form of Bayesian analysis is needed for what seems a fairly simple predictive model. This would need to be tested against clinical judgement in real-world decision making. The proposal does not make it clear whether this a first-step exploratory study.

Will request create or materially enhance generalizable scientific and/or medical knowledge to inform science and public health?: Unsure, further clarification from requestor is needed Can the proposed research be reasonably addressed using the requested data?: Unsure, further clarification from requestor is needed Recommendation for this data request: Not Approve

Needs clarification about method and purpose.