Note: If you would like to use the CRDW for COVID-19 research, please refer to this summary of available resources and find further information here.
The CRI’s Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW) is one of the deepest, richest, and most research-ready data repositories of its kind.
Containing more than a decade of University of Chicago medical data, it seamlessly brings together multiple internal and external data sources to provide researchers with access to more than 12 million encounters for 2.3 million patients. The associated diagnoses, labs, medications, and procedures number in the tens of millions each.
Our team of developers, nurse informaticians, and data analysts are experts in working with clinical data to create clean, cohesive datasets for research. Since its launch in 2012, the CRDW has contributed to dozens of publications and grants.
The CRDW is run on IBM Netezza Pure Data System for Analytics servers, a patented Asymmetric Massively Parallel Processing architecture designed to deliver exceptional query performance and modular scalability on highly complex mixed workloads.