“Our Informatics team can help you collect and manage research data, develop databases, and identify study participants. We’ll find the best data collection solution for your study. To get started, please submit a request below.”

William Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR
Director, Informatics and Tufts Medical Center CMIO

Overview

Our Informatics Program strives to reduce barriers for conducting clinical and translational research. Using electronic health record data from select partner organizations, we can help you to identify eligible populations for your prospective research, obtain data for retrospective analysis, and collect and manage research data in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment.

Research Services

The Tufts CTSI Informatics team can help you:

  • Identify subjects: we offer a cohort discovery service as well as access to the TriNetX self-service platform to identify study populations based on inclusion/exclusion criteria. Available only to Tufts MC employees.
  • Request data: Once you’ve received IRB approval for your protocol (outlining data requirements and a data management/storage plan), we can help extract a limited data set (LDS) for clinical research projects. LDS is a limited patient-level dataset that excludes certain categories of direct identifiers following HIPAA guidelines.
  • Collect and manage research data: we support your data collection and management needs by providing REDCap user accounts; hosting REDCap research databases in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment; and providing best practices and training for using REDCap. Group REDCap workshops and one-on-one consultations are available upon request.

Our resources include:

Who is eligible?

Eligibility for services varies, please check individual resource pages for details.

Contact

To request support or use of our services, please submit a service request.

Have questions? Please email informatics@tuftsctsi.org and we will be happy to assist you.

 

William Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR, Director, Informatics

Andrew Williams, PhD, Associate Director, Informatics

Svetlana Rojevsky, MSc, Program Manager