Data and Informatics Services

NUCATS helps you manage all aspects of your study data - from study conception and design, to data collection, through analysis.

Data Services

Northwestern Medicine® Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW)

An integrated database of all clinical and research data from all patients receiving treatment through Northwestern healthcare affiliates. Learn how you can use its services for your research.

SAFE (Secure Application Federated Environment)

The NUCATS SAFE team provides consultation, development, hosting and support services that address the evolving needs in human subjects data protection.

Quantitative Methods Group (QMG)

This team provides expertise in research design, statistical analysis, programming, and data management.

Software Resources

Recruitment Tool

If you are interested in developing a research registry or participant screener to collect potentially interested participants, or if you are interested in seeing people who have already expressed interest in research and may be potential participants for your study, Recruitment Tool provides a solution.


eNOTIS is the Enterprise Northwestern Open Trial Information System, a set of web-based clinical research tools help to improve efficiency, safety, and security for subjects in research studies. The research subject tracking log of eNOTIS is used for all human clinical trials initiated by researchers at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine®. All clinical research studies overseen by the NU IRB involving FSM faculty, regardless of where performed, are required to record participants in eNOTIS.

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)

The REDCap system allows researchers at Northwestern to define and manage their own data collection forms.