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ACQUIRE DATA

Explore clinical data available for research and make a data request.

Clinical Research Data Warehouse
Cohort Discovery

ANALYZE DATA

We offer high-performance computing and advanced bioinformatics analysis for the most complex datasets.

Bioinformatics Core
High Performance Computing
Computing Resources

STORE DATA

Our storage is secure, standards-compliant, and backed up daily.

CRI Data Storage

MANAGE DATA

Manage studies, surveys, and databases for research.

REDCap
Clinical Trials Informatics

FIND A CUSTOM SOLUTION

Learn more about the CRI’s tailor-made research solutions.

Custom Applications

NCI DI-Cubed Data Integration

collaboration with Leidos Biomedical Research

ECHO

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes

Elligo/FDA Data Harmonization

Publication Highlight: Science, January 2018

World-changing research. Powered by the CRI.   SEE MORE OF OUR WORK

NEWS

REDCap New Features

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REDCap has been successfully upgraded to version 9.5.6. Listed below are the newest features. Click here to learn more about these new features and many other improvements.

  • Alerts & Notifications – The Alerts & Notifications feature allows you to construct alerts and send customized email notifications. These notifications may be sent to one or more recipients and can be triggered or scheduled when a form/survey is saved and/or based on conditional logic whenever data is saved or imported.
  • Rich Text Editor – Users may optionally utilize the rich text editor for styling field labels or section headers with many text-formatting options; available for any field on an instrument, survey invitations, and survey confirmation emails.
  • Missing Data Codes – Fields that have a blank/missing value may be marked with a custom ‘Missing Data Code’ to note why the value is blank. These missing codes may be used to aid in data analysis by specifying why a field lacks a value.
  • File Version History for File Upload Fields – This feature allows a new file to be uploaded onto a File Upload field that already has a file uploaded for it. If a file has already been uploaded, the field will have a new link “Upload new version”, and after being clicked, it will allow the user to upload another file without having to delete the existing one.
  • New Action Tag @HIDDEN-PDF – Hides the field only in the downloaded PDF of one or more instruments (including blank PDFs, PDFs with data, and compact PDFs with data).
  • New API Method “Import Repeating Instruments and Events” – Allows users to import a list of the repeated instruments and repeating events for a project as a means of setting which instruments and events should be repeatable.

Please contact REDCap Support with any questions.

REDCap Downtime and Upgrade

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System: REDCap https://redcap.uchicago.edu

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 5PM-7PM

Who Is Affected: All UChicago REDCap users, including non-UChicago external collaborators, mobile app users, API users, survey participants

Impact: REDCap will be unavailable during this time in order to upgrade to a new version of the software.

  • Survey emails will be halted until the upgrade is complete.
  • Survey links will be inaccessible and will display a REDCap is offline message when clicked on.
  • Mobile app users are STRONGLY encouraged to sync any data on their devices back to their REDCap project BEFORE the upgrade begins. Although not encouraged, offline data collection may continue in the app during the upgrade, however the online sync process will not be available until the upgrade is complete.

At approximately 7PM (or sooner), another email will be sent confirming the upgrade completion, and details of the newest features and functionality.

Questions? Please email REDCap Support.

CRI Seminar Series returns for 2019-2020

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The CRI’s annual series of free training sessions in informatics research tools and techniques returns for the 2019-2020 academic year with a schedule focused around the popular topics of REDCap, high performance computing (HPC), and clinical data analytics. Julissa Acevedo will teach her annual trio of sessions in various aspects of REDCap in November, February, and April, beginning with an introduction to the basics. The CRI’s Manager of Scientific Computing Mike Jarsulic will offer an overview of CRI computing infrastructure in January and an HPC tutorial to coincide with a planned upgrade in May. In March, Tomasz Oliwa, PhD, and Brian Furner will present a session in how to enhance clinical data analytics with the technique of natural language processing.

View the schedule here, and make sure to sign up for the email list to be notified when seminars are available for registration!

EVENTS

SPORT applications open until April 6

April 6

The Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT) provides an intensive introduction to outcomes research for fellows and junior faculty and includes coursework in health services research, biostatistics, research methods, and clinical epidemiology. Apply now for the 2020 session.

Call for Applications: TL1 Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Research and Medical Informatics

June 1

Applications are being accepted now for a July 2020 start date.

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