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Informatics Consultation

The UR CTSI Informatics team can help you plan, access, analyze and manage data throughout the course of your studies. Whether you’re working with clinical, population health or basic biomedical data, this team has the tools and expertise to get you what you need. Below are some examples of resources available through the Informatics team.

Already know what service you need? Complete this REDCap survey. We will get back to you within one week to discuss your request in more detail.

Not sure where to start? Request help through the UR CTSI Research Request Dashboard and our Informatics team will help you get started.

Study Design & Planning

  • Discuss the best study design for answering your research question
  • Plan approaches to capture, organize and transform data to support your research needs
  • Make plans to utilize eRecord and other clinical systems to support your research project, including reviewing the types of data that exist in eRecord and how that overlaps with the types of data you need

Clinical Data Requests

  • Determine sample sizes and feasibility of your clinical studies with the TriNetX cohort discovery tool. You must complete an online, self-paced training and request access in order to use this tool.
  • Request access to clinical data and get support with clinical data extraction.

Data Analysis

  • Make plans to develop or apply analytic and statistical methods to biological data
  • Access federal public use datasets from:
    • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
    • National Health Care Surveys
    • National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)
    • National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
    • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
    • National Immunization Survey (NIS)
    • Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOA)
    • State and Local Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS)
    • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Community and Population Health Data

  • Access data and informatics needs for community-based or population health research projects.
  • Get help mapping data, or accessing maps of local, regional, and national data.

IT Systems & Tools for Research

  • Get advice regarding information technology, systems and tools, or related methods, to support your research projects.