2014 Fall Harvest

The STS Data Warehouse is gearing up for the Fall 2014 General Thoracic Surgery Data Harvest. Here are the dates and information you will need for submitting data.

Please note: If you have changed software vendors since you last harvested data to the STS Data Warehouse, please contact Gerry Tarafa, gtarafa [at] sts [dot] org, at STS Headquarters immediately.

2015 Harvest Schedule

2014 General Thoracic Surgery Database Harvest Schedule

2014 Fall Harvest Schedule

  • September 1, 2014 - Harvest begins. (First date to submit data file)
  • September 19, 2014 - Harvest data file submissions end. (Last date to submit data file)
  • September 26, 2014 - Final Sign-Off paperwork due.
  • Mid November 2014 - Final Report distribution National Report posted online at:

Data Capture Window

  • July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014- If this is your first time submitting data, procedure dates prior to July 1, 2012 may be submitted. Please contact your Data Submission Coordinator at DCRI if you have any questions.

Important Forms You Will Need for Submitting Data

These instructions are required to complete the data transmission process.

Important information regarding your Data Quality Report
Duke is now using a secured email feature to send out your Data Quality Reports. Please find detailed instructions how to receive them here.

Quick Check-List of Steps for Submitting Data

If you are comfortable with the data submission process, here is a quick list of steps for submitting your data file

Complete Data Submission Instructions

For participants submitting data to the warehouse for the first time or anyone who has questions about the harvest process, this page contains detailed information that should answer your questions

How To Read Your Data Quality Report

Here you can find an annotated copy of a sample Data Quality Report to help you interpret the results of your data submission.

Data Quality Report