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The University Research Informatics Data Environment, also known as URIDE, is a large scale data services atmosphere where de-identified data from multiple clinical and basic sciences systems can be explored preparatory to research, prospective and retrospective analysis. The goal of URIDE is to provide a single, secure, exploratory environment for all clinically and scientifically derived data for research at the University.

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Grid-Enabled Measures Database

GEM is an interactive website containing behavioral, social science, and other scientific measures organized by theoretical constructs. GEM enables researchers to collaborate with others, encourages the use of common measures, and facilitates the sharing of harmonized data.

  • Contribute to the virtual community by adding or editing meta-data about constructs and measures.
  • Rate and comment to drive consensus on best measures.
  • Search for constructs (e.g., anxiety, depression), see definitions, view theoretical foundations, and download associated measures.
  • Search for measures and see attributes (e.g., definition, associated construct, target population, author, reliability, validity)
  • Users download and share datasets using GEM measures and constructs

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SciVal Experts Research Profiles System

One-stop resource to locate potential multidisciplinary team members, collaborators, or mentors by area of proficiency at the University of Miami. SciVal Experts draws upon UM faculty publications from PubMed and NIH-funded research projects (NIH RePORTER) to automatically create and update dynamic faculty profiles. UM faculty can also input their CV data into their profile, as well. Access SciVal Experts

SciVal Experts can:

  • Identify researchers who can join a grant or a multidisciplinary team for big-science projects or translations research
  • Uncover complementary research projects being undertaken on campus
  • Identify possible mentors, partners, educators, and reviewers for the Internal Review Board
  • Attract clinical trials and new industry engagements
  • Denote the multiple subject areas that faculty have published under
  • Execute bibliometric analysis on the research topics, journals, publication types that an individual UM faculty member or an entire UM department has performed research on
  • Indicate that a new UM hire is also researching in one’s area of expertise
  • Chart and analyze co-author connections geographically

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REDCap – Research Electronic Data Capture

REDCap is an application that allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and through a secure web authentication from your browser. No extra software is required.

REDCap also let’s you:

  • Export data to common data analysis packages – Export your data to Microsoft Excel, PDF, SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS for analysis.
  • Generate reports – Create custom queries for generating reports to view or download.
  • Schedule projects – Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.
  • Easily manage a contact list of survey respondents or create a simple survey link – Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds, or you may also create a single survey link to email out or post on a website.
  • Save your data collection instruments as a PDF to print – Generate a PDF version of your forms and surveys for printing to collect data offline.

Learn more and log into REDCap through the Office of Research portal.

Velos eResearch Clinical Trials Management Software

Velos eResearch is a web-based clinical research management application that is designed specifically for investigators and their research teams. Velos eResearch supports processes for patient recruitment, patient scheduling, budgeting, invoicing, and milestone management, data safety monitoring, adverse event reporting, system integration, data collection and study execution.

Velos eResearch allows all study-related information to be centralized and can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. Password-protected, the account is accessible only to authorized personnel. It is easy to use, reliable and completely secure.

Velos eResearch provides end-to-end electronic clinical trial data collection, where study data comes directly from source systems (e.g. labs, adverse events and medical records) at the sites, to the lead investigator and monitors, and on to the coordinating site.

Learn more and log into Velos through the Office of Research portal.

Team Science Toolkit

Researchers are using team-based approaches to address complex challenges like cancer. If you manage, support, or conduct team-based research, the Team Science Toolkit offers over 500 resources to help enhance your work.

Learn more about the Toolkit.

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