DoS Health Outcomes Research Support

Key Takeaways

  • Support Beginning to end (concept to publication/grant application)
  • Navigation of available resources
  • Walking the path to Data Access

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Data Sources

 

You have a question about a specific population -- now what?  How do you find the data you need?

 

  1. DoS Data Sources (Datamarts)

  • Acute Care Datamart

  • Surgical Datamart
    (under construction)

  • Medical School Data Source

    • AHC-IE and CDR - Clinical Data Repository

      • Via BPIC (CTSI)

        • Clinical Trial Feasibility and Recruitment

  • M Health FV, National, International Data Sources

    • QA/QI Registries - QIPs

    Acronym List

    • AHC-IE - Academic Health Center Information Exchange - houses secure data for research

    • BDAC - Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center - part of CTSI

    • BPIC - Best Practice Integrated Informatics Core - part of CTSI

    • CDR - Clinical Data Repository - within AHC-IE, managed by BPIC

    • C-QODE - Center for Clinical Quality and Outcomes evaluation and discovery - a DOS and Dean’s office resource - Tignanelli and Marmor

    • CTSI - Clinical Translational Science Institute

    • LHS - Learning Health Systems - Center for rapid QA/QI project integration - Melton-Meaux

    • QIP - Quality Improvement Program

     

     

    Regulatory Support

    • Support for gaining regulatory approval available through Surgery Clinical Trials (SurgCTO)
    • Regulatory staff will help you navigate (if applicable):
      • IRB approval
      • Resource Review Process
      • Unfunded Agreements (do not sign yourself!)
        • Data Use (DUA)
        • Material Transfer (MTARF)
        • Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreements (CDA/NDA) 

    Informatics/Analytics Support and Data Access

    • Through BPIC: Best Practice Integrated Informatics Core - part of Clinical Translational Science Institute

    • Through C-QODE: Center for Clinical Quality and Outcomes evaluation and discovery - a DOS and Dean’s office resource - Tignanelli and Marmor

    • Through CLHSS: Center for Learning Health Systems Science - Center for rapid QA/QI project integration - Melton-Meaux

    Statistical Support

    • BADC: Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center - part of CTSI

    • DoS has a contract with BDAC to provide statistical analysis support to faculty members in the department.

    Contact and Links

    Biostatistical Support Request Guidance

    1. Go to the CTR Portal, http://z.umn.edu/ctsirequest

    2. Sign-in with your x500 username and password. 
      At present, you will need to login on a computer connected to the UMN network either on-campus or via VPN.  (If you receive an 'Access Forbidden' error, please contact the UMN Technology Help line, at 612-301-4357, for assistance in obtaining VPN access.)

    3. Select 'New Request' in the upper right.

    4.  Search for your project
      *If it is a new project, you can select 'No the project doesn't yet exist' and you will be prompted to enter the project title, the PI information, and a Dept ID billing code (Please use 11880). 

    5. 'Proceed to the next step'.

    6. Choose 'Yes I would' from the pop-up to request service

    7. Then select the button on the next page that reads, 'Biostatistical and Data Management Support'.  

    8. Answer the remaining questions as completely as you can. 

    9. For the section regarding funding source, you will need to select the following to access DoS contracted time:

      1.  "Non Federal" and then "Departmental Contract" and then "Surgery"

    10. At the bottom of the form request to work with Qi Wang.

    11. Submit the form upon completion. 

    Research Resource Review Request

    Key takeaways:

    1. Resource review is Medical School Dean’s Office mandate

    2. Designed to increase Department and Division awareness and dialogue around research endeavors

    3. PI submits smartsheet form - link above

    4. Division Chief reviews, approves or requests meeting with PI

    5. Department Reviews, approves or requests meeting

    6. Formal letter issued

    7. Upload Approval letter to Ethos Supporting Documents page