Integrated Data Repository

Supported by the UF CTSI and Shands HealthCare, the UF Health Integrated Data Repository (IDR) is a large-scale database that collects and organizes information from across UF Health’s clinical and research enterprises. The IDR enables new research discoveries as well as improvements in the quality and safety of patient care.

Accessing IDR Data for Research

  • Access to IDR data is provided through the NIH-funded i2b2 tool, which provides researchers access to a HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved “Limited Data Set.” Faculty researchers can query the i2b2 Limited Data Set to identify cohort counts as they prepare grant proposals, plan clinical trials, and write IRB protocols.
  • Faculty researchers can also apply for IRB approval to obtain more detailed data from the IDR for further research analysis.

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