Research Design and Data Coordinating Center

research design and data coordinating center (rddc)

About the RDDC

The mission of the RDDC is to advance biomedical research by providing innovative research design, high quality data management, state-of-the-art data analysis, and advanced data privacy technologies. Complete our online form for additional assistance regarding the services and opportunities offered by the RDDC.

Dr. Julie Moore and team led by University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine scientists found that the composition of gut microbiota—microbes living inside the intestine—in pregnant mice more reliably predicts susceptibility to, and severity of, malaria infection than do genetics.

Core highlights

223 Research projects supported by the RDDC

117 Statistical data analyses performed

62 Grant applications supported by RDDC services


Statistical Data analysis

Consulting services for clinical and translational studies including statistical data analysis, results interpretation, and dissemination of findings.

Systematic Review Core

The core provides researchers with tools and resources designed to help conduct systematic reviews for a wide variety of subjects.

Literature Searches

The Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) at the University of Florida offer specialized expertise in searching and critical appraisal of the literature to researchers developing clinical and translational studies.

Data Management

Manage your study’s data with the technical expertise, secure infrastructure, and compliance controls provided by the RDDC.

Privacy-preserved Medical Data Sharing

Privacy-preserved medical data sharing services can transform sensitive data into data appropriate for collaboration between institutions. The RDDC has established data masking methods that protect privacy while maintaining data utility.

The RDDC Team

RDDC Director

Samuel Wu, PhD

Research Interests: Clinical Trial Design, Simultaneous Statistical Inference, Data Privacy Technologies

Dr. Samuel Wu

Faculty and Staff



name Title
Guanhong Miao, PhD Post Doc Fellow
Yunfeng Dai, MS Data Analyst
Yue Wu, MS Data Analyst
Brian LaBarre, MS Data Manager


Hanzhi Gao, PhD
Seungjun Ahn, MS
Natalie DelRocco, MS
Yuting Yang, MS

Contact Us

Hours of Operation: weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., EST

Research Design and Data Coordinating Center

Phone: (352) 294-5732 or (352) 294-5770

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