Are you a clinical, biomedical, or translational researcher in search of data for your study? We can help!

CCTS Informatics provides investigators with access to UAB electronic health record (EHR) data via either (1) our self-service tools (i2b2 and the Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Network) or (2) an Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW) analyst. 

CCTS Informatics offers three levels of clinical data:

Level 1 – Summary Data

  • Aggregated patient counts; no Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • IRB approval for use is NOT required (per IRB protocol E160105006)*
  • Appropriate for cohort/enrollment feasibility, correlational studies
  • Accessible via self-service tools (i2b2 and ACT Network) 

Level 2 – Limited (De-identified) Detailed Data

  • Includes limited identifiers (dates and geographic locations larger than street addresses)
  • IRB approval for use is NOT required (per IRB protocol E160105006)*
  • Appropriate for recruitment or retrospective analyses
  • Accessible via i2b2 self-service tool 
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Level 3 – Fully Identified Detailed Data

  • Patient-level data, with PHI
  • IRB approval required
  • Appropriate for recruitment or prospective analyses

*NOTE: It is possible that funding agencies or journal publishers may require documentation of IRB approval regardless of UAB IRB policy. If so, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly to request documentation of approval for Level 1 and Level 2 data sets.

The CCTS Informatics Team continues to grow the list of potential searchable variables available in the EDW. Please let CCTS know if you don’t see a data category you need at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Study Enrollment Feasibility Data Request

Feasibility review is a process to ensure that a proposed study has a greater probability of being successfully completed. The CCTS can help investigators generate an aggregate assessment of potentially eligible patients for any clinical study. Simply check the box on our Data Request Form or contact CCTS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive this additional support.

More Complex Data Needs

For assistance with study design or planning the analysis of your data set, contact our Biostatics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) experts at one of our weekly BERD Drop-in Clinics (offered Mondays and Wednesdays, see our Recurring Events page for times and locations). One-on-one BERD consultations also are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more complex data queries, please contact CCTS Research Commons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..