The Integrated Data Repository (IDR) for Research Services offers assistance and resources to support research data needs at UF Health. Resources include websites, data guides, videos, and training tools created by the IDR and our partners. Click on each topic below to explore available resources and supports.

OMOP Common Data Model

The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Common Data Model (CDM) format is a data standard used worldwide, making it easy for informaticists and data analysts on UF and UF Health research teams to organize and analyze data to answer their unique research questions.

i2b2 Resources

Accessing I2B2 is dependent on registration and your location. Learn how to access the UF Health i2b2 tool.

Transfering Data to the IDR Securely

Due to the sensitive nature of UF Health data, data transfers between the IDR and research teams must occur via secure channels. A secure channel provides additional levels of security to protect data in transmission. The IDR uses encrypted email and secure FTP to facilitate data transfers to and from customers.

Open Data Resources

The IDR is actively developing datasets that can be quickly accessed to conduct analysis. These datasets are codified in the OMOP common data model to support transferability.

Required Documents for Data Requests

An IDR analyst can provide data for a specific study only after an IRB protocol has been approved. Each approved IRB protocol type has a list of supporting documents that the IDR needs to process data requests.

MyIRB for IRB submissions

The Internal Review Board uses a tool called MyIRB to manage protocol submissions. The UF IRB website has training and information to help someone understand how to submit a protocol and address questions related to study approval.

VPN: Virtual Private Network

UF Health’s VPN service is used to secure access to the sensitive and internal systems at UF. THe VPN facilitates entry to tools and resources when working remotely off the UF network.

Publication Acknowledgement

We appreciate the acknowledgment of our work to foster research and potential findings in research through publications. Please use the acknowledgment language found in the link below when referencing our work in publications.