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The informatics and big data effort is to provide biomedical investigators with the resources necessary to fully support the wide range of informatics and biostatistical needs required for conducting leading-edge translational science and comparative effectiveness research. Informatics provides access to information; access to tools; support for the collection, management, and analysis of high quality research data; and educational programs to promote the understanding and utilization of informatics resources.

This CCTS group provides clinical and translational investigators access to experienced methodologists with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, outcomes and effectiveness research, and data management. Methodologists are available for consults and collaboration — especially during the critical design and initial implementation phases of projects.  Learn more >
The purpose of this core is to: 1) build capacity for extraction, maintenance, and training in use of large databases and registries for observational and interventional CER; 2) establish linkages between institutional and national registries, cohorts, electronic heath records, and administrative claims and pharmacy data sources for CER exposures and outcomes; and 3) improve the efficiency and effectiveness of informed consent and data collection processes using internet- and tablet-based technology to conduct CER and large simple trials. Email ccts@uab.edu to learn more. 

CCTS Informatics serves as the resource center for efforts that provide the infrastructure to collect structured clinical data at the point of care; export it to a data warehouse that also contains genomic and other biological information; and use the data for clinical, translational and outcomes research from bench to bedside and back.  Learn more >