data access

Data access

CTSI's Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core (BPIC), which includes the Masonic Cancer Center Clinical Informatics Shared Services (CISS) team, provides researchers and study teams centralized clinical and genomics informatics services.

Access to rich clinical data environment

  • Clinical EHR data
  • Genomics
  • Biospecimens
  • Minnesota Death Index
  • Spatial data
  • Dental records
  • Masonic Cancer Center data registries
  • Data sharing networks that enable access to other sites' data
  • Medical claims data through Merative MarketScan database

Design of data repositories and registries

  • Enterprise-wide clinical data repositories
  • Disease or service-specific clinical data marts and registries

Data set presentation

  • Formatting
  • Data transformation and analysis-ready data sets
  • Summarization
  • Codeset Mapping (ICD/ICD10, NDC, RxNorm)

Data de-identification

  • Fully de-identified datasets
  • Limited dataset

Feasibility analysis

  • Access to and support for cohort identification tools like: i2b2, SHRINE, TriNetX, and Natural Language Processing

Secure and compliant data infrastructure

  • PHI-compliant storage
  • Secure data collection, integration and management
  • User access management
  • Validated data enrichment tools and algorithms

Other services

  • Assistance with grant proposals, manuscripts, and IRB submissions
  • Advanced analytics, application development, and collaborative science opportunities with informatics consultants and faculty

Associated fees and funding for services

Studies are expected to provide funding to cover BPIC and CISS services outside of the initial consultation. There are three methods available for funding for BPIC support:

  • Personnel being written into the grant
  • Departmental funding
  • Hourly rates

Current rates

Office hours

Contact us to coordinate access to office hours:

  • Available during regular business hours


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