Miami CTSI

Research Tools You Can Use


University of Miami investigators and their study teams have access to an array of free data exploration and management tools to assist them in study design, feasibility analysis and cohort identification and more. Get to know some of these tools and let the CTSI know if you need help at


URIDE is a secure, web-based program that lets users quickly explore de-identified patient data from UChart. It’s as easy as using your favorite search engine. You can do searches by free text, ICD 9 codes, CPT codes, disease ontology concepts and drug terms then print out your results. And with IRB approval, you can request the identified data through the University’s Data Broker. More

Slicer Dicer

With Slicer Dicer, you can perform customizable data exploration to sift through large populations of patients in our EPIC system, 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. More

Secure Workbench

The Secure Workbench is a secure virtual environment where you can analyze clinical and research data that is identified or de-identified. It is pre-loaded with analytical and mathematical applications such as SAS, Excel, MATLAB, R Studio, Minitab, and Maple. More


You can think of REDCap as a content management system for databases. Meant for the average user, it can be used to collect research data, build databases and manage online surveys quickly and through a secure web application using any browser. More

Dynamic Data Pool for REDCap allows researchers to “pull” data into their REDCap projects from EPIC like patient demographics or laboratory results allowing for the integration of clinical and research data. The University of Miami’s REDCap administrator can assist you in setting this up for your project. More

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