Data Coordinating Center Research

Collaborative Institutions

The Data Coordinating Center collaborates with institutions within UF and around the country. If you would like to discuss collaboration, please contact cdcc@ctsi.ufl.edu for more information.

The following is a list of facilities and institutions which the Data Coordinating Center works in partnership with.

University of Florida

Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health

Housed in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida.

Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence

A multi-college center of excellence that serves as the professional home for UF scientists, clinicians, and trainees dedicated to the improved understanding and treatment of pain.

Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

UF Health scientists and clinicians working on neurological disorders that afflict millions of people across the globe.

Other Institutions

Parkinson’s Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation funds two major Data Coordinating Center studies including the PDGENE and POP studies.


Research Projects

The Data Coordinating Center is funded by multiple research grants and the institutional support of the University of Florida. Noteworthy institutions the center is currently receiving funding from include the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

If you are a researcher trying to log into the Parkinson’s Foundation Gene Study (PDGENE) or Parkinson’s Outcomes Project (POP), log in through the project-specific CTSI Data Coordinating Center REDCap link here.

Current Projects

Sponsor: the National Institute oF HEALTH

Active Mind

A study designed to test Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT) of cognitive training (CT) combinations to enhance performance of instrumental activates of daily living (IADL) among persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Sponsor: the National Institutes of Health

Augmenting Cognitive Training (ACT) in Older Adults

A study designed to augment cognitive training with transcranial direct current stimulation to maximize cognitive and functional outcomes in older adults.

Sponsor: the National Institutes of Health

Biopsychosocial Influence on Shoulder Pain, Phase 2 (BISP2)

A study designed to determine the mechanisms and efficacy of personalized pharmaceutical and psychological pain interventions.

Sponsor: the National Institutes of Health

New Statistical Methods for Medical Data Sharing

A study funded by the National Institute of Health to advance medical data sharing technology using new data masking methods.

Sponsor: the parkinson’s foundation

Parkinson’s Foundation Gene Study (PDGENE)

A study designed to assess certified genetic testing as part of clinical care for People with Parkinson’s disease.

Sponsor: The Parkinson’s Foundation

Parkinson’s Outcomes Project (POP)

A study running since 2009, this study is the largest-ever clinical study of Parkinson’s disease with over 13,000 participants. This study compares treatment practices across Centers of Excellence which specialize in PD care.

Completed Collaborative Projects

project name sponsor description
Prevention of Lower Back Pain in the Military (POLM) National Institutes of Health (NIH) A study designed to study the prevention of lower back pain in the military.
Biostatistical Research Support Services for VAMC Rehabilitation Studies Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015-2016 A study designed to provide statistical support in design, analysis, and interpretation of a serious of rehabilitation studies at the Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center.
The ENRGISE Study National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2015-2018 A study designed to assess whether lowing low-grade chronic inflammation improves mobility in older persons.
Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes: Bariatric Surgery Effects on Brain Function National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2014-2019 A study designed to determine the effect of bariatric surgery on brain function in adults with obesity and type-2 diabetes.
The UF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2013-2017 A study designed to assess the risk factors of physical disability in older adults, develop and test effective prevention therapies, and train new investigators in research on aging and disability.
Creation of the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Investigative Network (OPT-IN) for the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort Study American Physical Therapy Association, 2013-2016 A study designed to develop a new questionnaire to direct physical therapy management of individuals seeking care for pain in their back, neck, knee, or shoulder.
Biostatistical Research Support Services for the National Parkinson’s Foundation National Parkinson’s Foundation, 2015-2016 A study designed to provide statistical support in design, analysis, and interpretation of studies titled “NPF’s Quality Improvement Initiative,” to identify good treatment practices in tertiary clinical care centers that specialize in Parkinson’s disease care.
Restoring Lost Functions after Spinal Cord Injury: Combination Therapy with Dalfampridine and Locomotor Training in Persons with Chronic, Motor Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), 2011-2016 A study designed to determine the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of combination therapy with dalfampridine and locomotor training in persons with chronic, motor incomplete spinal cord injury.
Biostatistical Research Support Services for the National Parkinson’s Foundation National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2008-2014 A study designed to provide statistical support in design, analysis, and interpretation of studies titled “NPF’s Quality Improvement Initiative,” to identify good treatment practices in tertiary clinical care centers that specialize in Parkinson’s disease care.
Locomotor Experience Applied Post-Stroke (LEAPS) National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2005-2012 A study designed to determine if a specialized locomotor training program can result in a functionally significant improvement in walking of individuals post-stroke compared to a control group.