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Research Informatics Services


In collaboration with The Ohio State University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the Informatics Research and Development Research Informatics Services (RIS) core provides investigators, trainees, and research staff at OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) with access to state-of-the-art biomedical informatics expertise, technologies and data management platforms. Our team leverages the skills and tools that exist within OSU’s Department of BMI and OSUWMC’s Information Technology Department (OSUWMC-IT) in order to provide an informatics-based catalyst in support of novel, multi-disciplinary clinical and translational science endeavors.

The Research Informatics Services Core can assist researchers with the following tasks:

  • Research Data Capture
  • Database Consultation
  • Data Integration
  • IW Data Access
  • PCORI Aggregate Count Data Access
  • Letter of Support
  • Informatics Training
  • Informatics Consultation

Research Data Capture Tools

Provide consultation, training, and access to tools enabling research data collection and management.

  • REDCap™, a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies
  • SCARLET, a research data registry platform that brings together data from EHR, REDCap, and other custom data sources.

Access to Data for Research

Facilitate access to data stored in the OSUWMC Electronic Medical Record and Information Warehouse, including clinical encounters, demographics, finance, procedures, medications, laboratory results, clinical reports, order entry, and radiology images. All data requests for Research purposes have to be approved by the Honest Broker Committee. 

For more information and to access the request form, go to the Access Research Data page​.

Research Project Planning, Collaboration, and Database Consultation

  • Perform informatics requirements analysis and project planning consultations
  • Implement, support and facilitate access to research networking tools, including content management systems, web portals, and team-science collaboration tools
  • Perform consultation on database design, optimization and development
  • Facilitate the allocation of database computing and storage resources
  • Provide knowledge engineering services, including the development and annotation of domain models necessary for semantic interoperability and systemat​ic data interchange.​​

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