OverviewTranslational 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 (DCC), 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.
- 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 cross-cluster collaborations on the use of informatics tools to further translational research.
- Develop, in conjunction with the DCC, the necessary informatics tools, resources and services for the translational research clusters.