Awarded to Clinical Architecture

Start date: Monday 3 January 2022
Value: £32,000
Company size: SME
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency - Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

OMOP Quality Validation Advisor

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 26 July 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 2 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 9 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Data scientist
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
The OMOP mappings that have produced from it's primary care database need to be validated from an end-user researcher perspective and relevant CPRD staff will need to be trained to enable them to provide ongoing client support for OMOP CDM versions of the data.
Latest start date
Saturday 1 January 2022
Expected contract length
6 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency - Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Have done some initial scoping from agencies but proved unsuccessful in ability to deliver to requirements
Who the specialist will work with
The CPRD Observational Research Team, comprised of epidemiologists
What the specialist will work on
The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) is an open source Common Data Model (CDM) overseen by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) consortium. This allows for the systematic analysis of disparate healthcare databases. The approach is to transform data contained within those databases into a common format (data model) as well as a common representation (terminologies, vocabularies, coding schemes), and then perform systematic analyses using a library of standard analytic routines that have been written based on the common format.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Clinical Practice Research Datalink
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
10 South Colonnade,
Canary Wharf,
London E14 4PU
Working arrangements
Majority, if not all, remote working
Security clearance
Basic security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard Contract Terms

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experienced in OMOP
  • Knowledge of mapping healthcare datasets into OMOP
  • Experience in using large Healthcare Databases
  • Developing training materials
  • Developing user guides
  • Delivering training to a diverse audience
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Membership / partnership of EHDEN desirable

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team within the organisation
  • Share Knowledge & Experience with team members
  • Work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Not afraid to challenge
  • Encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a preferred supplier/incumbent?
No, there is no preferred supplier or incumbent