Integrated Data Repository

Integrated data repository (idr) research services

About the IDR

The UF Health Integrated Data Repository (IDR), supported by the UF CTSI, is a large-scale database that collects and organizes information from across UF Health’s clinical and research enterprises.

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The IDR consists of a secure, clinical data warehouse that aggregates figures from the UF Health various clinical and administrative information systems, including the Epic electronic health record system. The IDR contains more than 1 billion observational facts pertaining to more than 1 million patients, and it now includes data on every patient who has presented at UF Health with COVID-19-like symptoms and/or who has been tested for this coronavirus since January 2020. The IDR also contains data on biospecimen availability through the CTSI Biorepository and patient consent for research contact through UF Consent2Share. IDR data is continually updated.


Accessing IDR data for research

Through the IDR’s research data request process, research teams partner with an IDR Honest Broker analyst who is approved by the UF Privacy Office and IRB to release detailed patient data for research purposes.

This process begins with a consultation and then the submission of a research data request. Often, by consulting with an IDR team member BEFORE obtaining IRB approval, research teams can avoid IRB amendments.

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Every value-added interaction with the IDR research team begins with establishing a common understanding of the data available and a team’s research objective – be it to establish study feasibility, recruit patients, generate a hypothesis, or test a hypothesis.

Feasibility and cohort discovery

The IDR research team provides feasibility and cohort discovery through its self-service i2b2 tool, and through custom queries run by data analysts in close consultation with research teams.

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Recruitment support

The IDR team uses our Consent2Share program and our patient lists to support recruitment for clinical studies, connecting research teams to patients meeting unique study criteria.

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Research Data

Through the IDR’s research data request process, research teams partner with an IDR Honest Broker analyst who is approved by the UF Privacy Office and IRB to release detailed patient data for research purposes.

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UF Health news | Jan. 20, 2021

Vitamin D deficiency tied to increased COVID-19 risk, unique UF data study finds

Joseph Katz, DMD and a team of UF Health researchers use data from the DR patient database and its Informatics for Integrating Biology and Bedside, or i2b2, patient registry platform to review aggregate data of more than 980,000 patients.

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IDR covid-19 resources

COVID-19 Patient Dataset

This line-level dataset complies diagnoses, treatments, resource utilization and outcomes information on UF Health patients with COVID-19-like symptoms or who have undergone COVID-19 clinical testing.

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