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Research Toolkit

Welcome to the UCI Health Research Toolkit. The Research Toolkit includes informatics tools to support clinical research:


The secure myResearch portal provides secure, web-based access to R, SAS, JMP, SPSS, and a secure data hosting service. Honest Broker research requests for data are provisioned through the myResearch portal. To request data please follow the instructions in the Request Data section and attach your IRB Approval Letter, IRB Application, and the IRB Data Abstraction Sheet to the request.

Visit myResearch.


REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases for research studies. REDCap provides audit trails for tracking data manipulation and user activity, as well as automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel, PDF, and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R). Also included are a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad-hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading (size limit applies), and calculated fields.

Visit REDCap.


OnCore is a clinical trial management system (CTMS). It is a secure web-based system that provides access to shared records, and is an effective and efficient way to streamline workflows and manage clinical and research data in one location.

OnCore features include:

  • Protocol Management
  • Biological Specimen Management
  • Subject Management
  • Staff Effort Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Electronic Data Capture
  • De-Identified Data
  • Financial Management
  • Automated Notifications

Visit OnCore.

Cohort Discovery Tool (CDT)

The Cohort Discovery Tool (CDT), powered by i2b2, allows researchers to perform cohort identification and study feasibility analyses for their research with de-identified patient data from the UCI Health Enterprise Data Warehouse. View a video (created by UC Davis).

Visit CDT.

UC ReX Data Explorer

The University of California Research eXchange (UC ReX) Data Explorer, enables UC investigators to identify potential research study cohorts at the five UC medical centers.

Users can conduct interactive searches of demographics, diagnosis, procedures, medications, laboratory, vital signs and vital status data derived from patient care activities at UC Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The output of each query is a numeric count of cohorts by site that match the criteria identified in the query. The numeric counts can help assess the feasibility of a study or hypotheses by identifying whether there are sufficient prospective subjects within UC Health. Quality administrators and analysts can use counts for quality initiatives.

Visit Data Explorer.