“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
Co-Director, Informatics and Tufts Medical Center CMIO

Overview

We maintain a robust institutional informatics infrastructure, enabling research teams to focus on scientific discovery and analyses, rather than on data wrangling. Our approach accommodates new data types and analytic methods, incorporates team-science workflows for efficient collaborations, facilitates open science with repeatable processes, and supports multi-disciplinary multisite/institution research. . We provide the informatics component of your methodologically rigorous research, accessing institutional data sources, harmonizing data sets, ensuring quality and relevance, producing study-specific pipelines for data sharing and analytics.

Research Services

The Tufts CTSI Informatics team can help you:

  • Generate and refine hypotheses: we can help your team with free, pre-award Cohort Discovery services that would help you refine your research question and prepare your funding application.
  • 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 with Chart Abstraction and a limited data set (LDS) Data Export 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; providing best practices and training for using REDCap. Group REDCap workshops and one-on-one consultations are available upon request.
  • Analyze multimodal datasets: we can help you utilize Machine Learning techniques and vast knowledgebase available through TAP Discovery platform [coming soon]

Our resources include:

Who is eligible?

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

Informatics Team

Our team members have advanced degrees in computer and data science, hold faculty appointments at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. They also lead and contribute to nationwide initiatives, such as N3C and OHDSI, and serve as reviewers and editors for a various scientific journals.

View our bios and contact information.

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, Co-Director, Informatics

Andrew Williams, PhD, Co-Director, Informatics

Clark Evans, Co-Director, Informatics

Svetlana Rojevsky, MSc, Program Administrative Director, Informatics