Clinical Data Management  Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

The ICTR provides clinical resources, consulting services, funding and training for JHU clinical researchers. Submit a request here if you need ICTR services. Or visit their training and resources pages to find out more about how can ICTR help with your clinical research.  The Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center

JHU Biostatistics Center provides consulting on biostatistical issues related to the effective collection and interpretation of health information including research design, professional and scientific report-writing, and statistical analysis.  The Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data Management (BEAD) Core

BEAD Core at the School of Medicine provides a myriad of consulting and support services around study design and analysis, database development, and survey design review. Please note, it is most beneficial to the researcher to receive help from BEAD prior to data collection. For more info or to request a consult email  Secure Analytic Framework Environment (SAFE) Desktop

A virtual desktop that provides a secure environment for researchers to remotely work with their clinical data and use software application. Researchers can also SAFE to share data with your team members and/or collaborators in a secure way. The Basic SAFE is free, including access to virtual desktop, 100 GB storage and licensing for SAS and Stata. Additional fee will apply if require more storage or licenses for other software. Please contact Bonnie Woods at to request a SAFE Desktop.  Security Checklist for Research Datasets

JHU Information Security has developed a Security Checklist for Research Datasets. This checklist, while not exhaustive, covers essential security controls for research datasets containing E-PHI (electronic protected health information).

external-link-xxl  Data Science at NIH

Resources of NIH data science related events and news, include information about NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative and NIH Commons. The BD2K Training Coordinating Center offers resources and tools for biomedical researchers to navigate data science field. These BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Series can provide a basic understanding of data science for biomedical researchers.

external-link-xxl  HIPAA Security Rule

The HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule is available here and a combined text rules can be found here.

external-link-xxl  REDCap

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. Contact Andre W Hackman or Scott Carey if you are interested in using REDCap.

external-link-xxl  COURSERA Data Management for Clinical Research Online Course

A -6-week online data management course for people who conduct clinical research on COURSERA, offered by Vanderbilt University. It is a free course, but a fee is attached if you require a certificate of completion. The first part of the course covers best practices for clinical data management, followed by a demonstration of using REDCap to design an Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system. In addition, data management practices in different fields, such as neurimaging data management, mHealth in developing countries, and data management for multi-center studies, are mentioned in the end.