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Data Analytics & Informatics Resources

NUCATS offers a wide range of data analytics and informatics resources and services through the Center for Data Science and Informatics and the Applied Research Informatics Group. Browse below to learn more.

  • Biostatistics & Research Design
    Access biostatistics expertise for proposal development, study design, data management, statistical analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse
    Access our repository of all clinical and research data sources on campus.
  • REDCap
    This secure, web-based application allows investigators to define and manage their own data collection forms.
  • Feasibility Query Tool
    The i2b2 query tool provides investigators with a way to conduct their own feasibility analysis.
  • Study Tracker
    Study Tracker supports trial enrollment and helps monitor participants as they progress on a study.
  • The ACT Network
    Explore and validate feasibility for clinical studies across many CTSA sites.

Data Security & Privacy

All work and research performed by our informatics teams is governed by related institutional policies. These policies include, but are not limited to:

For advice, request a consultation.

Additional Software Tools & Development

Competitions provides tools for investigators, reviewers and administrators to run various types of reviews and competitions, including pilot projects, research awards and reviews.

The Galter Health Sciences Library also has informatics software available for use on library computers and a license to the web-based pathway analysis package GeneGo MetaCore.

Open Source

Systems developed by NUCATS are released as open source projects, meaning that the source code is publicly available for other institutions to view. The source code for these software tools can be found in a few public source code repositories:

Web Services

Get web services, including site development, social media and web content strategy and Cascade content management system training, through Feinberg’s Office of Communications.

Secure Application Federated Environment

NUCATS was one of the first academic units to implement a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA-moderate compliant) computing environment. We have since provided consulting on FISMA to other projects at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and to multiple other Clinical and Translational Science Award sites.

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