Informatics Tools

Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) Cohort Discovery Tool

ACT is a web-based, multi-site tool that helps researchers assess the availability of patient populations at academic medical centers across the United States via self-directed electronic health record searches. It helps with cohort discovery to determine study feasibility, study design, and identifying additional sites for a multi-site clinical trial.

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to optimize clinical trial data collection. It is provided at no cost for use with any IRB-approved research project.

Data Management Planning (DMP) Tool

DMPTool enables institutions to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.

Pitt Biorepository Database (PDB)

The Pitt Biorepository Database (PDB) is a database containing information about existing collections of biological specimens (biorepositories) located at the University of Pittsburgh. This web site allows the search for collections of samples that meet specified criteria and to review pertinent information about those collections.

All of Us Research Hub

The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, is building one of the largest biomedical data resources of its kind. Approved researchers can access All of Us data and tools to conduct studies at the All of Us Research Hub.

PaTH Clinical Research Network

The PaTH Clinical Research Network, part of PCORnet, offers researchers a range of studies including observational studies based on health record data and clinical trials integrated into care delivery. PaTH can also assist with preparatory-to-research data.

Genomic Information Commons (GIC)

The Genomic Information Commons (GIC) is a continuously updating, queryable, federated genomic data commons. The GIC has established highly scalable technologies, policies, and procedures for sharing genomic data, phenotypic data, and biospecimen metadata on broadly consented cohorts, across sites of care.