Health Record Research Request (R3)
Health Record Research Request (R3) is a service of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) managed by the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO), sponsored in part by the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Institute for Precision Medicine. Pitt and UPMC desire to make clinical data available for research. Under the CRIO, on behalf of UPMC, DBMI staff provision data for research (in some cases as Honest Brokers). R3 is this service or process of provisioning UPMC clinical data and of authorizing additional UPMC data sources for research. R3 is available for use by researchers of the University of Pittsburgh, and for UPMC projects requiring research datasets. For more information about R3, visit the Research Informatics Office website: http://rio.pitt.edu/services
R3’s staff reviews all IRB research projects that use the UPMC EMR for research purposes. CTSI's Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core can assist researchers using R3 with their IRB submission, including requests for limited data sets, data use agreements between institutions, and other aspects of regulatory compliance.
ACT Cohort Discovery Tool
The ACT program is creating a federated network of CTSA sites to enable cohort discovery across the nation in real time using a web interface without needing study-specific IRB approval. The ACT Cohort Discovery Tool will enable investigators to obtain aggregated patient counts and patient demographic breakdowns across the network by constructing queries using terms consisting of standard terminologies. For more information about ACT, visit here.