Biomedical Informatics (BI)

Services Provided

Staff of the BI Core can provide basic assistance to investigators and CCTS personnel in obtaining clinical data for research from the UI Health and Hospital Science System and link researchers with a data analyst that can assist with more complex data requests. We also coordinate research requests involving VA data with the VA Information Resource Center (VIReC).

The BI Core also provides educational opportunities and technical assistance to speed the adoption of the Biomedical Informatics Infrastructure and other informatics tools and techniques. Currently, informatics education goals will be coordinated by the Education Core with consultation from BI. For questions regarding informatics education, please contact Annette Valenta.

Consultation is available by appointment. Kindly complete the service request form that can be accessed by clicking on the 'On-line Request Form' button on the left side of this page. Any questions? Contact or call 312 413-7316.

Some of the services provided are:

  • Informatics design methods for projects or grants
  • Obtaining counts of clinical data
  • Obtaining clinical data extracts
  • Help using the UICollaboratory tool to find collaborators
  • Obtaining VA data from the VA Information Resource Center (VIReC)

Incoming requests will be routed to Rose Perez, Research Coordinator for the BI Core.