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Access and Manage Clinical Data

Find resources for accessing and managing clinical data.

Services and expertise

Clinical data access via CTSI
Request access to clinical data from the electronic health records of more than 2 million patients, and receive support from data analysts in extracting and managing that data.

Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core (BPIC)
Informatics experts from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) can provide guidance about informatics methods and assistance leveraging data and information for health research.

Research Informatics Support Systems (RISS) 
This service from the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute offers informatics services for planning, analysis, data management, and education.

Clinical Informatics Shared Services (CISS)
Provides clinical informatics services for the support of Masonic Cancer Center operations, research, and quality of care improvement effort.

Institute for Health Informatics (IHI)
Offers graduate degrees, holds weekly Informatics Grand Rounds (also available online), and more.

University Information Security (UIS)
Provides common data security practices and central security services to the University of Minnesota community. Resources and services include Information Security Consulting; and guidance on information security policies and practices.

Tools and resources

Clinical data repository
Houses the electronic medical records of more than 2 million patients, which can be used for health-related research, including grant applications, studies, participant recruitment, and more.

This self-service tool allows you to determine if there is a cohort of patients in the U of M's clinical data repository that meets your criteria of interest.

One Stop Portal for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Portal from the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute houses informatics-related resources found across the U of M.

Research Data Management informal community of practice (iCoP)
Events and online discussion about issues related to research data management, such as storage, security, archiving, sharing, and preservation.

Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM)
DRUM is a publicly available collection of digital research data generated by University of Minnesota researchers. DRUM offers consultations on de-identification, participant consent for data sharing, and data management plans. 


For questions or to schedule a consultation:

CTSI Research Navigator