The IDR database serves as a common source of information for use by researchers, clinicians, educators and leaders across UF and UF Health enterprise. The continuous flow of data between our clinical and research communities supports new scientific discoveries and patient quality and safety innovations as we move medicine and public health forward.
A program of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute and UF Health Information Technology, 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.
In its simplest form, a data repository is a collection of disparate data organized in a manner that lends itself to understanding relationships between data elements to answer questions.