A key part of the CRI’s mission is to help our researchers to be comfortable and confident users of both our resources and other technologies for biological computing. By providing educational opportunities to the University of Chicago community, we enable users to take this knowledge back to their own departments and labs, enhancing their ability to conduct meaningful, advanced informatics research and raising the profile of the University in the larger informatics community.


The Bioinformatics Core offers free training seminars covering a variety of topics in informatics. Check out upcoming events and register here. You’ll also find the contents of many past seminars available for download.

Based on the success of our monthly bioinformatics seminars, in 2014 we launched the CRI Workshop Learning Series. With this, we aim to bring educational opportunities in informatics to a larger audience of scientists and students, and to encourage collaboration and community-building in informatics research.

For REDCap users, we offer an array of online resources as well as individualized help.

CRI Director Sam Volchenboum teaches and serves as Faculty Director for the University of Chicago Graham School’s Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program.

We are proud to contribute to developing and teaching the informatics courses offered by the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science.