Research Informatics Center


The RIC advises Stanford School of Medicine researchers as they request clinical data access and navigate complex regulations.

If you are interested in any of our biomedical data support services, please contact us by completing the Request for DBDS Consultation Services/Collaboration form.

Research Informatics Center Consultants

The RIC offers clinical informatics service to Stanford School of Medicine researchers interested in obtaining clinical data access and navigating complex regulatory issues, such as HIPAA and IRB compliance. RIC consultants will review the clinical data needs of your research project, provide advice on requesting IRB approval to obtain clinical data from the STARR Clinical Data Warehouse, and discuss options for clinical data abstraction, reporting, and storage to meet your research needs. The RIC also offers data analysis services for clinical and academic researchers.

The Data Coordinating Center and the Research Informatics Center

Stanford’s Data Coordinating Center (DCC) has recently been integrated into the RIC. Our data coordination staff specialize in the planning, development, management, and secure implementation of data systems for biomedical research. In collaboration with the Stanford Cancer Institute, the RIC develops and supports the Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database (SCIRDB). It has a rich set of data and integrates many resources including EPIC, STARR, specialized databases in surgical pathology and radiation oncology, and the Stanford Cancer Registry.

Data Coordination

The RIC specializes in the planning, development, management, and secure implementation of data systems for biomedical research. We work with investigators to enable subject curation, and apply advanced statistical and bioinformatics tools to achieve project goals in a technologically modern environment.

Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database 

In collaboration with the Stanford Cancer Institute, the RIC develops and supports the Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database (SCIRDB). It has a rich set of data and integrates many resources including EPICSTARR, specialized databases in surgical pathology and radiation oncology, and the Stanford Cancer Registry. 

Established Programs

Bone Marrow Transplant

The RIC develops and supports the Stanford Bone Marrow Transplant database that allows for reporting outcomes for National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and insurance companies (RFI) as well as Stanford clinical research needs. 

Lymphoma Program The Levy Lab, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Levy, has been studying the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, improving therapy of this cancer, understanding their pathogenesis and studying normal lymphocyte biology. Research in monoclonal antibody therapies and tumor vaccines is ongoing. 
Disease-Specific Databases The RIC develops and supports disease-specific databases for neuroendocrine tumors, solid tumors, bladder-kidney-testicular cancers, and prostate cancer. 
Cancer Clinical Trial Recruitment

The RIC is able to query the Stanford Cancer Institute Research Database to identify candidates for cancer clinical trials. We work with the investigator to develop selective eligibility criteria that produce high yield candidates. 

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