About us

The Clinical Research Informatics Core (CIC) of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI) assists faculty, staff, and students with conducting research projects using electronic health record data. The CIC facilitates access to clinical data and performs data analysis using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and visual analytics.

Mission

To provide innovative research services by applying data science to clinical data in order to learn actionable healthcare knowledge and develop impactful solutions for improving patient care.

What we do

  • Facilitate access to Penn Medicine clinical data resources
  • Perform data analysis using artificial intelligence and machine learning methods
  • Provide tools for exploratory data analysis and visualization with priority access to the IBI Idea Factory for immersive display of data and research results

Learn more from our projects page.

What we don’t do

  • Extensive data cleaning, reformatting, and integration of data outside of Penn Data Store and Epic
  • Creation or maintenance of dashboards
  • Analysis or reporting that is solely for clinical operations, not research

Costs

Currently we are offering grants for free assistance with clinical informatics work. For more information click here.

Free Service

For early career and junior researchers, we provide grant support and a 1-hour initial project meeting at no cost. Some preliminary data analysis may be conducted at no cost; extensive data analysis will be billed upon agreement.

Service Rates

Grant-Based Service: Principle investigators can request calendar effort allocation (% effort) for clinical data scientists for a some period of a grant. The total cost is calculated solely on the designated salary of the clinical data scientists. This option is often preferred for long-term or large projects.

Hourly-Based Service: Principle investigators can request hourly service ($85/hour). This option is often preferred for short-term or small projects.

Contact

ibi-cic@lists.upenn.edu
2nd floor Richards Building
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104