CTSI Biomedical Informatics

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The CTSI Biomedical Informatics Team can help you:

  1. Think about and organize measures and data
  2. Create systems to capture data
  3. Wrangle existing data into new datasets
  4. Create protocols, systems, and policies for managing data resources
  5. Interface technical, scientific, analytic, and access dimensions

Biomedical Informatics Resources

  1. REDCap - an online research data capture and management tool
  2. i2b2 - a tool to query and acquire clinical data for research purposes
  3. i2b2 to REDCap data transfer - move clinical data automatically to REDCap
  4. Clinical Data Access - how to request clinical data for research use
  5. Education materials for researchers working with eRecord
  6. FAQs for researchers working with eRecord
  7. eRecord for Researchers Education Sessions, an occasional series presented by the CTSI to help research teams utilize eRecord effectively in their research studies. Each session is devoted to a particular topic. See the CTSI Events List for upcoming sessions.
  8. Data Management

CTSI Consultations and Collaborations in Biomedical Informatics and Data Management

The CTSI provides consultations to help research teams plan informatics-related projects, and collaborates with teams to make use of biomedical informatics methods and resources to facilitate and expand the scope of their work. Available consultation types:

  1. Data management: plan approaches to capture, organize and transform data to support research needs
  2. REDCap: determine if REDCap is the right tool for your data capture needs and help you get started
  3. Clinical data access: make plans to acquire the clinical data you need for your research project
  4. Community and population health data: assess data and informatics needs for community-based or population health research projects
  5. Federal public use data access: access and analyze public access datasets from the CDC and other federal agencies, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the National Health Care Surveys, The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the National Immunization Survey (NIS), Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOA), the State and Local Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  6. Clinical systems in research: make plans to utilize eRecord and other clinical systems to support your research project
  7. IT systems in research: get advice regarding innovative information technology, systems and tools, or related methods, to support your research projects
  8. mTurk: assistance with setting up projects in Amazon Mechanical Turk
  9. Bioinformatics analysis: make plans to develop or apply analytic and statistical methods to biological data

For more informatics resources at the University of Rochester, click here for the Rochester Informatics home page.



NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.