Minimal Dataset

Minimal Dataset

For all participating studies, we defined a minimal dataset, which can be downloaded here. This file includes metadata of every variable

The needed variables can be split into two important parts:

  • methodology (used instruments, type of recritment, etc.)
  • case based minimal information (gender, age, etc.)
CategoryVariable
General InformationID
General InformationCenter
General InformationStudy Name
RecruitmentType of recruitment
RecruitmentStudy population
RecruitmentSmallest common geographically or administratively defined region
Methods for Antibody DetectionInstrument manufacturers
Methods for Antibody DetectionInstrument batch
Methods for Antibody DetectionManufacturer immunoassay
Methods for Antibody DetectionImmunoessay batch
Methods for Antibody DetectionDeviations from the manufacturer’s protocol with used reagents
Methods for Antibody DetectionExplanation of the deviation
Methods for Antibody DetectionProvider / source for non-kit components, especially used antibodies
Methods for Antibody Detectionnon-kit components
Bio samplesPrototype
Bio samplesTemperature of the sample storage
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedHave the assays used been validated specifically for this project?
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedSource or evidence to validate the assay / kit used
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedDetails of the source
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedIf yes, self-validation was carried out, which reference samples were used
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedHow many reference samples were used
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedDetails on sample types
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedOther details about samples types
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedTechnical test validation
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedOther technical test validation
Information on the validation of the assay / kit usedClinical test validation
DemographyGender
DemographyMonth of birth
DemographyYear of birth
DemographyZip code (first three characters)
DemographyCount of children < 14 years living in the household
DemographyCount of Persons >= 14 years living in the household
Contact tracingIn the period from February 1, 2020 to the present day, were you professionally involved in medical patient care?
Contact tracingInIn the period from February 1, 2020 to today, were you once in quarantine or isolation at home?
DiagnosticHave you been tested for SARS-CoV-2 (new corona virus) since February 1st 2020?
DiagnosticHas a person living in the household been tested positive for the new corona virus since February 1, 2020?
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Date of sampling
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Sample ID
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Date of test
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Qualitative result
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Quantitative result
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Unit
Test Results (can be created multipe times)Other unit