Data Management & Analysis

Explore these data management tools and resources for REDCap, computation and visualization, the N3C Data Enclave, and more.

The Unified Research data Sharing and Access (URSA) Initiative was launched in 2015 with the overall goal of making electronic health data accessible and usable for research purposes across Rhode Island. Through the URSA Initiative, the Advance-CTR BIBCE Core helps researchers navigate the process of identifying options and solutions for obtaining, storing, managing, and analyzing data from health data partners or other data sources. This includes coordination with information services, compliance, legal, and research offices at Brown University and health data partners across Rhode Island (e.g., Care New England, Lifespan, Rhode Island Department of Health, and Rhode Island Quality Institute). 


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The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) is an open-science community focused on analyzing patient-level data from many clinical centers to reveal patterns in COVID-19 patients. These harmonized data are stored and made accessible to researchers in the secure N3C Data Enclave. Advance-CTR is part of the IDeA-CTR N3C Consortium for contributing data, collaborating on projects, and engaging and educating researchers across IDeA-CTR sites.

Learn more about N3C 

Advance-CTR is testing a statewide REDCap instance that will soon be available to all RI investigators regardless of institutional affiliation. Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to receive the latest updates.

What Is REDCap?

REDCap is a secure web application that serves as an electronic data capture tool for research studies. REDCap allows users to build and manage online surveys and databases quickly and easily. 

REDCap Resources

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Watch Online Tutorials

Catch up on workshops and tutorials from our Biostatistics Core on our YouTube page. Topics include our advanced users workshop on randomization, longitudinal survey studies, and more. 

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Sign Up for REDCap Workshops

The Advance-CTR Biostatistics Core offers complimentary workshops to novice and advanced REDCap users on a variety of topic areas. 

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Brown University librarians offer a coordinated suite of services and workshops to support the research lifecycle, from planning and conducting, to publication. Assistance includes:

  • Conducting a Literature Review
  • Organizing Citations 
  • Complying with Funders’ Public Access Policies
  • Obtaining and using an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
  • Measuring Impact 

The Library also makes available Frequently Asked Questions for the NIH Public Access Policy

Sign up for tutorials offered by the Brown library on a variety of subjects including: Finding open access articles, depositing a manuscript for NIH and NSF public access compliance, writing a data management and sharing plan, and more. 

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The Center for Computation and Visualization provides high-performance computing and visualization services to the Brown community. CCV also collaborates with researchers on projects across a vast range of disciplines.

Explore CCV: 

  • Stronghold
  • Oscar
  • User Manuals
  • Data Science
  • CCV Status

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New to clinical and translational research? Explore these training modules from the DaCCoTA CTR program.

Modules include: 

  • Running the Statistical Gauntlet in R
  • Power Analysis in R
  • Exploratory Data Analysis 
  • Introduction to Data Analysis in SPSS

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