Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research

Aiming to accelerate research by enabling secure access to patient data through investigator-friendly, self-serve tools, and custom data extracts.

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How We Serve Your Data Needs
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Self-Serve Tools DataDirect & EMERSE

For your next study, use DataDirect or EMERSE, which are available free of charge for faculty researchers and their study team members to access both discrete variables and free-text string data from the electronic medical record (EMR).

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Custom Data Request

If your data needs are too complex for our self-serve tools, our experienced programmers can pull a custom data set for you – to be delivered once, or on a scheduled, ongoing basis.

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Consultations & Training

Do you need help with a custom data pull or need guidance on security guidelines for your data? Schedule a 1:1 consultation to look at all your clinical data needs, where a data specialist offers a deeper dive into the patient health data resources available.

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Data & Biospecimen Sharing

Learn more about privacy-sharing policies and related resources. Do you need samples for your research? The Central Biorepository can help.

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References and Resources

Precision Health Analytics Platform Documentation SiteAvailable via Level-1 U-M login credentials, this site contains user guides, data dictionaries, and other tools and resources to get U-M researchers started with using the Precision Health Analytics Platform to facilitate their research.

DataDirect User Guide – The DataDirect User Guide includes step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and resources for completing frequently-used tasks. Please note that as DataDirect evolves, concepts presented in the User Guide will remain accurate, but the screenshots may vary slightly within the DataDirect tool.

Data Office At A Glance
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Patient Health Records
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How DataDirect is Helping Predict Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes
Contact Us
Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research
North Campus Research Complex, Building 400
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone Number: 734-615-2100
About Us

The Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research, a unit of the Medical School Office of Research, fosters the translation of data into research that improves clinical outcomes by bridging the gap between personal health data and clinical research. 

Upcoming Research Events All Office of Research Events
FDA Research Involving Drugs and Devices
This course will review what research is subject to FDA oversight, highlight the differences between OHRP and FDA regulations, learn the responsibilities of sponsors, investigators, and the IRB when conducting and reviewing research involving drugs and devices, and examine the requirements for conducting research with a drug or biologic/medical device.
BRCF Flow Cytometry: Eppendorf Automation Workshop
Streamline your BRCF Flow Cytometry sample preparation with epMotion.
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FDA Regulation of Cardiovascular Medical Devices
This webinar will discuss FDA regulation of cardiovascular medical devices.
Not Regulated, Secondary Use, Umbrella Applications
This course will review the Not Regulated, Secondary Use, and Umbrella application types in eResearch and when these application types are applicable.
Central Biorepository Open House
The Central Biorepository (CBR) has recently expanded and upgraded its biospecimen storage space. To showcase the newly renovated facility, the CBR invites you to an upcoming Open House.
Subparts B, C, and D - Special Populations
This course will examine the additional regulatory requirements for conducting research involving pregnant women, fetuses, neonates, children, and prisoners, including the requirements for these populations in a research project and obtaining informed consent.
BRCF Celebrates Elizabeth Hughes' Retirement
You're invited to join the BRCF as we wish Elizabeth Hughes, Interim Managing Director of our Transgenic Animal Model Core (TAMC), a happy retirement following more than 20 years of dedicated service.
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Health AI Ethics and Policy Symposium (an e-HAIL joint event)
The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the Learning Health System Collaboratory, the E-Health and Artificial Intelligence (e-HAIL) program and Trust, Innovation and Ethics Research for Responsible AI (TIERRA) invite you to a joint mini-symposium featuring prominent speakers from the U.S. and Canada to explore ethical issues and regulations of health AI.
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BRCF Epigenomics Core: Epigenetic Profiling with Illumina: From Arrays to Sequencing
Learn how Illumina technologies can support your epigenetic research through discovery, development, and genetic screening applications.
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Information Assurance Guidelines for Using Applications and Technologies in Research
Before seeking approval for a research project, it is crucial to ensure that the work complies with Information Assurance guidelines.
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Call for R01 Boot Camp Mentees and Coaches
R01 Boot Camp is an intensive mentorship program designed to help early career faculty receive their first NIH Research Project Grants (R01, or equivalent). While developing proposals over the 9-month course, mentees attend a variety of workshops on topics such as grant writing, budgeting, and constructing components of the grant application.
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Research Scouts Program Closes First Year of Funding
Research Scouts supports the Bold Science area of the Medical School's strategic research plan, "Great Minds, Greater Discoveries." The program makes awards of up to $150,000 to novel and visionary projects, and recently closed it's first year of funding.