Data Management

The research design and data coordinating center (RDDC)

Data management

The RDDC provides professional, secure data management services for research studies. Contact us for a free consultation on how the RDDC can meet your needs to collect, analyze and distribute data for your project.

Juergen Bulitta, Associate Professor, UF College of Pharmacy along with his research team are working on COVID-19 research with several College of Medicine partners at Lake Nona.

The RDDC has acted as Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for many NIH funded multi-site clinical trials and for the Parkinson Foundation’s POP and PDGENE Studies.

Services include database and web-based data capture system development, database maintenance, data quality checks, and queries, randomization techniques, timely production of various progress reports and adverse event reports, preparing analyzable data sets, and training of end-users. The RDDC has established standards and procedures for data management, data analysis, and risk management.

Currently, the RDDC provides data management services for the following NIH funded clinical trials:

  1. Ethnic Differences in Responses to Painful Stimuli (R37AG033906, PI: Fillingim)
  2. Planning an Adaptive Clinical Trial of Cognitive Training to Improve Function and Delay Dementia (1 U01 AG062368-01, PI: Edwards)
  3. Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults (1R01AG054077-01, PI: Woods)
  4. Scaling and Sequencing Motor Output in Humans: fMRI Study (2R01NS052318-13, PI: Vaillancourt)
  5. Biopsychosocial Influence on Shoulder Pain (1R01AR055899, PI: George)
  6. Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease with Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation ( 1R01AG064587-01, PI: Bowers)
  7. Identifying Factors Predicting ACcurately End-of-Life in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Promoting Quality End-of-Life Experiences: the PACE-DLB Study (R01AG068128, PI: Armstrong)

Partnerships

The following is a list of facilities and institutions that the RDDC 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.

Academics

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.

knee pain

Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

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

Fixel Institute

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 RDDC is funded by multiple research grants and the institutional support of the University of Florida. Noteworthy institutions that 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.

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.

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