Miami CTSI

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Informatics

The Informatics Program provides the communication foundation for the Miami CTSI. It builds interconnectivity and interoperability among Miami CTSI programs, develops an integrated data environment that facilitates data sharing, and educates and trains current and future researchers in approaches and techniques in biomedical informatics.

Tools

For University of Miami investigators and their study teams to perform queries, capture and store data and collaborate.

URIDE
URIDE is a secure, web-based program that’s lets users quickly explore de-identified patient data from UChart. This large-scale data research tool can be used for:

  • study design
  • feasibility analysis
  • cohort identification
  • statistics on UHealth patient population for grant submissions
  • or other applications in which population assessments need to be conducted

Slicer Dicer
EPIC SlicerDicer is UChart’s self-service reporting tool. It provides intuitive and customizable data exploration abilities to sift through large populations of patients, enabling analysis of trends in patients and identification of patient cohorts for research purposes. Slicer Dicer users can also export patient details to Secure Workbench from searches that include their own patients.

User Guide

Secure Workbench
The Secure Workbench provides a virtual environment whereby University of Miami faculty and staff can analyze clinical and research identified or de-identified data in a secure system. The Secure Workbench is pre-loaded with analytical and mathematical applications such as SAS, Excel, MATLAB, R Studio, Minitab, and Maple. Access to the Internet is restricted to sites related to the applications installed. Only Secure Workbench Administrators and the Office of Privacy and Data Security’s Data Broker have the capability and are permitted to move data in and out of the Secure Workbench. The Workbench servers are hosted by the University Miami Information Technology Department.

To request access and assistance, e-mail resinfo@med.miami.edu

REDCap – Research Electronic Data Capture
REDCap is an application that allows users to collect research data, build databases and manage online surveys quickly and through secure web authentication from your browser. No extra software is required.
Research IT administers project creation, user account management, and movement of projects from development to production.

OneFlorida Front Door
The Miami CTSI is a proud member of the OneFlorida Research Consortium, which allows its investigators to utilize the OneFlorida research infrastructure and services through its access point called Front Door. From here, researchers can submit a prep-to-research data query, which helps researchers formulate hypotheses and identify trends within targeted populations, or apply to utilize the consortium’s practice-based research network, central IRB and more.

Learn More

Research Profiles
Run by Elsevier’s Pure application, it helps you identify key researchers at your institution and suggests networking possibilities to facilitate collaboration.

Services

De-identification Services
The University Office of Privacy & Data Security, in conjunction with UHealth IT, provides services that can de-identify clinical data sets. All direct identifiers such as name, social security number, medical record number, email address etc. must still be removed or masked.

Partners

Research Information Technology
Research IT develops and supports technology solutions across the research spectrum from administrative to clinical research applications, including data informatics & analytics, vendor solutions reviews and implementation, research system interfaces, research mission initiatives and compliance. Visit the website to learn about all the applications and systems available to UM investigators.

Center for Computational Science
The UM Center for Computational Science is a University-wide initiative designed to catalyze transdisciplinary research in science and engineering using cutting-edge software, hardware and expertise. CCS is organized around 9 focus areas, which include:

  • Climate & Environmental Hazards
  • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Big Data Analytics & Data Mining
  • Social Systems Informatics
  • Visualization
  • Smart Cities
  • Advanced Computing
  • Software Engineering

CCS offers free courses, lectures and workshops on using advanced computing to examine data and solve problems. Visit ccs.miami.edu

Education & Training

Center for Computational Science
Upcoming workshops, lectures, seminars and conferences.

Program Directors

Director
Nick Tsinoremas, Ph.D.
Director, University of Miami Center for Computational Science
Professor of Medicine, Health Informatics, and Computer Science
Email: ntsinoremas@med.miami.edu

Director
David Seo, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Miami School of Medicine and Health System
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Chief Research Information Officer, Miller School of Medicine
Email: dseo@med.miami.edu

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