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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, conducts research in the fields of biomedical and health informatics, 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. Sign in with UMN internet ID and password is required.

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.

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. 

NIH Data Management & Sharing Budget Planning Resources
Information on the the inclusion of a data management and sharing plan in NIH funding proposals, this collection of content is hosted by the UMN SPA.

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

A secure, HIPAA compliant, web-based system designed for data collection for research. REDCap training and support is offered by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and is available at no cost to current University students, faculty, and staff.

REDCap’s electronic consent (eConsent) capabilities allow UMN researchers to collect participant signatures electronically via online surveys. This helps researchers obtain informed consent in a way that’s efficient, safe, and compliant—including with FDA 21 CFR Part 11—without the use of paper forms.

University Libraries Research Data Services
The University Libraries offer data management education, access to data, consultation, and services for individuals, lab groups, departments, and courses, including support for the NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy.


For questions or to schedule a consultation:

CTSI Research Navigator