Translational informatics utilizes information science/technology for managing logistics, data integration and collaborations among researchers. RTRN leverages its resources to aid researchers in the use of informatics tools. Researchers have access to tools that enable them to find data, store and analyze the data they create, and share their discoveries. Along with the network’s Data Coordinating Center (DTCC), the cluster provides a forum for bioinformaticists, health informaticists and translational researchers to learn, collaborate and develop new innovations in translational informatics that can be shared across the network for improved data management and scientific discovery.
Translational informatics applies information science to help turn research data into knowledge. RTRN Biostatical Working Group co-lead Daniel Sarpong et al at Jackson State University has developed e-tools used in the Jackson Heart Study (largest single-site observational study designed to assess etiology and progression of cardiovascular disease in African American) for data management and to support scientific productivity. This use demonstrates the importance informatics tools in creating dynamic data-driven applications in clinical and epidemiological research. Our researchers are utilizing health information and communications technology in clinical care and clinical research, personal health management, public health/population, and translational science with the ultimate objective of improving health.
Source: 138th APHA Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2010): Use of e-tools for Managing Statistical and Data Request for Large Epidemiological Studies: Lessons Learned from the Jackson Heart Study
Promote a greater collaboration between translational researchers and informatics to develop research databases, e-tools and computational resources for use by the entire RTRN community.
Facilitate the cross cluster collaborations on the use of informatics tools to further translational research.
Develop in conjunction with DCC necessary informatics tools, resources and services for the translational research clusters.
Dr. Sidd Pratap (Meharry Medical College) - firstname.lastname@example.org
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