Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is a critical resource to optimize the conduct of high quality translational research, providing the computational and informational infrastructure that underlies all phases of investigation from planning to analysis.
Since 2011, the ICTR informatics infrastructure has significantly enhanced support for clinical and translational research, serving investigators at UW-Madison and Marshfield Clinic. Service areas available to support your research are described briefly below. You’re encouraged to submit an online consultation form any time to connect with a BMI team member!
BMI Service Areas Include:
Data and Tool Services
The ICTR BMI team provides a number of data request and service tools that are essential to a successful research project.
Preparatory to Research Data Requests
Whether you need self-service i2b2 requests or analyst-driven Clinical Research Data Service (CRDS) customized requests, the ICTR BMI team offers a number of tools for helping you query data sources as varied as the UW Health Electronic Health Record and the PCORNet Common Data Model database.
IRB Approved Data Requests
When it is time for the actual data pull, CRDS has a team of analysts available to help you pull data from the same sources that you used for your Preparatory to Research Data Request.
Requests for i2b2/REDCap/OnCore Accounts
The ICTR BMI teams offers a number of research tools including the self-service data query tool, i2b2; the REDCap data storage tool; and the flagship clinical trial management system, OnCore, at little to no cost.
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Our NLP expert will help you build your own customized Natural Language Processing pipeline to search all types of EHR and related unstructured text (narratives, X-rays, etc.) turning it into rich and meaningful discrete data elements within a secured environment.
Coming in 2017
Data Computing and Storage Service (DCSS)
The BMI infrastructure will soon include secure locations in which to work. The DCSS provides a secure home and customized environment with the software tools, horsepower, storage, and security to fit your data analysis needs in a fully HIPAA approved, self-contained computing environment.