Create a new database for a study
To create a new database, please contact Linda Carlin of the CCTSI informatics data management team. The Informatics core recommends use of REDCap for data storage. REDCap is subsidized for CCTSI members, so that it is available at no cost. For more information on REDCap, please visit the Colorado REDCap website. View a more detailed explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of various database management options.
Get help on bioinformatics tools and techniques
View brief educational videos on a variety of bioinformatics topics. If you need help finding additional assistance, please contact Tzu Phang.
Develop customized databases, registries, or web sites for a research study
An excellent resource for development of registries and web sites is the Development & Informatics Service Center (DISC) associated with the Colorado School of Public Health. Although these services are not underwritten by the CCTSI, a consultation to develop an estimate of costs is free.
Share/post research results and use results shared/posted by others
Federal programs strongly encourage or mandate posting certain research results, such as microarray data. Repositories like the Gene Expression Ombibus (GEO) are available to post your data, and to use data from others to explore hypotheses and develop preliminary results for new studies. For assistance using GEO and related tools, contact Tzu Phang.
Obtain clinical data from University of Colorado Hospital or Children’s Hospital
For Children’s Hospital, the primary contact for clinical data is Michael Kahn.
Get help for a topic not listed above
The members of the CCTSI Informatics Core and their primary responsibilities are shown below. If it is not clear whom you should contact, please contact Tom Yaeger.