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.

What we do

  • Facilitate access to Penn Medicine clinical data resources including Penn Data Store and Epic
  • 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

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 for clinical operations


The Clinical Research Informatics Core will ask clients to fund a certain percentage of data scientist salary based on the time that is allocated to the project. Contact the CIC for details and an estimate.


Selah Lynch
Data Science Navigator
C212 Richards Building
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104