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Research Data Services and Data Support Core

The Prisma Health Data Support Core (DSC) is the official pathway data related research and investigator-initiated quality improvement projects from Prisma Health. The DSC can support the following:

  • Study design.
  • Preliminary study consultation.
  • Power analysis, sample size.
  • Data preparatory to research.
  • Dataset creation through data request/data extraction.
  • Data analysis.

Research and quality improvement requirements for data

Use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) for research is permitted pending proper regulatory  and administrative approvals. The HRPP and/or IRB is responsible for the regulatory reviews and approvals related to research. Additionally, all research involving data will require and administrative approval before data will be provided or used to conduct research and quality improvement projects. Data leaving the health system for research and/or quality improvement projects (e.g. registries) may require the execution of a data sharing or data use agreement.

Data availability

Prisma Health has multiple sources of data and engages in many national registries. However, not all sources of data and registries are permitted for the use of research. Quality improvement projects may be developed, but also will require the proper approvals.

Questions on data sources for research purposes should be directed to the Data Support Core.

Data Consultation and Approval Request

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Tools and resources

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Data Support Core

Alex Ewing, PhD
Director, Data Support Core
Prisma Health