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Research Data Integration and Analytics

The Research Data Integration and Analytics (RDIA) group is a team of experienced database developers, data managers and statisticians that provide integrated research study and experimental data management. The team has built the Bio-Laboratory Informatics System (BLIS) data integration and management system using the open source LabKey Server. The team developed BLIS to provide a full-range of data integration services for biomedical and translational research projects including integration of clinical, specimen inventory, experimental assay data.

Key RDIA services include:

  • Develop and implement the data management system (BLIS) for collection, storage and data integration of clinical, specimen inventory and laboratory data and files
  • Develop study data management monitoring plans which includes the implementation of study-specific reports to monitor, enrollment, data completeness and quality, laboratory data workflows and timelines
  • Consult with investigators to review and implement data collection forms
  • Perform data monitoring in accordance with the approved Data and Safety Monitoring Plan, if appropriate
  • Provide analytical tools for data visualization and exploration using BLIS
  • Consult with investigators to provide informatics support for high-throughput transcription, metabolomics and flow cytometry data analytics. May include:
    • High-throughput data processing including data normalization
    • High-throughput data integration (including integration with other external bioinformatics databases)
    • Bioinformatics data annotation and analytics
    • Utilization of high-performance HPC resources in collaboration with CIRC staff
  • Create plan for provision/release of de-identified study data to NIH-designated public data repositories
  • Work with University’s Office of Research and Program Administration and University IT to meet FISMA requirements for grant-specific needs using the BLIS data management system
  • Participate as protocol team members and attend protocol-specific and/or lab meetings
  • Provide reporting per grant and project requirements

RDIA Group

  • Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, M.P.H., M.B.A., Director
  • Anthony Corbett, M.S., Technical Lead
  • Sanjukta Bandyopadhyay, M.S.
  • Jennifer Dutra
  • Jill Payne
  • Alicia Tyrell, M.B.A.
  • Andrew Watts, M.S.
  • Jeff Williams
  • Zidian Xie, Ph.D.