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Informatics Branch

The UR CTSI strives to create a research friendly data environment that can help research teams maximize the impact of their clinical, translational or basic biomedical research studies. Our expert Informatics team offers a variety of tools, services and training to help researchers plan, access, analyze and manage data for their studies.


Funding Opportunities

Grants and awards for various stages of research


Services & Support

Research services, support programs, and robust consultation


Education & Career

Degree programs, training, and skills development for researchers and teams

Teams & Programs

Office of Research IT

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Get help at any stage of your research IT lifecycle. We bridge the gaps between researchers and the technology that enables research. Research IT partners researchers and IT Professionals to provide the best possible collaborations to assist research. We can consult to learn about your research, discover your technology needs, and put you in contact with the appropriate services, resources, and professionals to accelerate your research.


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The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) team provides a range of support services in clinical research design and analysis as part of the UR CTSI Research Methods Core.


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The Research Data Integration and Analysis (RDIA) group consists of experienced database developers, data managers and statisticians that offer a full-range of data integration services for biomedical and translational research projects, including integration of clinical, specimen inventory and experimental assay data.

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Research Spotlight

Chang Selected for 2024 Class of Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association

Jack Chang, MS, PhD, was chosen as one of the 84 new Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA) Applied Informatics Recognition Program for 2024. Chang is the lead informatician and senior associate for UR CTSI informatics.

Cite the Clinical and Translational Science Award

The UR CTSI is supported in part by grants UL1 TR002001, KL2 TR001999, and TL1 TR002000 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you received funding from the UR CTSI or took advantage of our tools or consultations, please cite the appropriate UR CTSI grants. 

Visit our NIH Funding Acknowledgement webpage for grant citation language. 

Branch Leadership

Erica Ramsdale, M.D.

Erika Ramsdale is the strategic director of the Informatics branch. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine..
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Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, M.P.H., M.B.A.

Jeanne Holden-Wiltse manages branch operations and data service lines as the director of Informatics. She holds a senior research associate faculty position with UR CTSI and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology.
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