Informatics Core

Welcome to the Informatics Core at the UConn Health Clinical Research Center (CRC). The CRC Informatics Core has been an important component of the clinical research infrastructure. Since its inception, the Informatics Core has provided CRC investigators with expertise and resources related to database management through cutting-edge technology and special applications. It enables new investigators who are without access to sophisticated computer capabilities and/or personnel to devise an efficient, integrated data management system in anticipation of data collection. The availability of knowledgeable informatics staff greatly facilitates data management for these individuals.

Computer Workstation and End-User Support

The Informatics Core provides computer workstation and end-user technical support to CRC staff only. These services may be provided to CRC investigators and their staff at the rate of $75 per hour, should Informatics Core staff have the time. For staff availability and more information, please contact the Informatics Core.

REDCap

The Informatics Core offers REDCap, a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Using REDCap’s stream-lined process for rapidly developing projects, you may create and design projects using:

  • the online method from your web browser using the Online Designer, and/or
  • the offline method by constructing a ‘data dictionary’ template file in Microsoft Excel, which can be later uploaded into REDCap.

Both surveys and databases (or a mixture of the two) can be built using these methods.

Please visit our REDCap and REDCap FAQ pages for more details.
If you require further information or assistance, or have any questions about REDCap, please contact the REDCap Administrator.

Consulting

The Informatics Core staff are available to provide consulting services to CRC investigators. For availability and rates, please contact Pamela Fall, fall@uchc.edu, or by phone at 860.679.3681.