Tools for Researchers

We offer these tools to simplify your research:

Perform cohort identification analysis and propose study hypotheses, using the Cohort Discovery Tool (CDT), powered by i2b2. Using de-identified patient data from the UC Irvine Healthcare Clinical Data Warehouse, conduct real-time searches for specific demographic characteristics, procedures, and diagnoses. View a video (created by UC Davis).
Manage all aspects of clinical trials with OnCore. Set up and activate studies, manage committees, verify subject eligibility, register subjects, monitor accrual, report, and more. See an overview of OnCore’s modules.
Build and manage online surveys and databases. Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a secure web application for creating and designing projects either online using Online Designer or offline using Microsoft Excel. Learn more on the REDCap Consortium site.
Access research applications that you might not have on your computer. The secure myResearch portal gives web-based access to SAS, JMP, SPSS, and more. Coming soon: a secure data-hosting service.
Support and facilitate research team collaboration. myTeam uses the free, open-source Liferay portal to provide a discussion board, content management system, blogs, wiki, calendars, announcements, online chat, and more.
The University of California Research eXchange (UC ReX) Data Explorer, is a secure, web based system that enables UC investigators to identify potential research study cohorts and at the five UC medical centers. Users can conduct interactive searches of data derived from patient care activities at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The output of each query is a numeric count of cohorts by site that match the criteria identified in the query. The numeric counts can help assess the feasibility of a study or hypotheses by identifying whether there are sufficient prospective subjects within the UC system.

Inquiries can be sent to the Clinical Informatics Department.

Further information for each of the research tools can be found on the Clinical Research Informatics Portal (HS credential is required to access).