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Advocate Research Institute


# of Clinical Trials, Research Studies, & Other Projects Completed


Principal Investigators


Research Associates


System-Wide Publications

In 2017, the Advocate Research Institute supported 829 active clinical trials, investigator-initiated research studies, and other projects across Advocate Health Care. From innovative research focused on improving the care of our most vulnerable patients to clinical trials for new drugs and devices, the research institute is at the forefront of improving patient outcomes and offering state-of-the-art treatments to the many communities it serves. The institute supports an array of disease areas and provides the research infrastructure you need for your study at Advocate’s many hospital and outpatient settings. Contact Jeanne Warsaw, Administrative Assistant at Advocate Research Institute, at for more information.

Advocate Research Institute Offerings Include
  • Protocol Consultation Services
  • Budget Development Services
  • Biostatistical Analysis Services
  • Data Management Services
  • Grant Preparation Support
  • Tissue Microarray Creation
  • Processing of Fresh Human Tissues
  • Paraffin/Frozen Block Tissue Sectioning
  • Specimen Preparation, Processing, and Shipping
Big Data and Bioinformatics

The ITM is proud to support the University of Chicago Center for Research Informatics (CRI) led by our ITM’s Informatics Core Leader, Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD. CRI services are eligible for ITM Core Subsidy Award support.

The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) resource offers researchers a one-stop-shop and automated tools to collect data, create standardized surveys, and export data to statistical software packages. The ITM partners with the CRI to give you free access to REDCap, as well as free expert consulting and training to help you make the most of this web-based platform that’s already used by more than 693,000 researchers worldwide. Get started.


Countries Use REDCap







Custom Platform Creation
The CRI Applications Development team builds custom applications for researchers tailored to their projects’ needs. They work on projects at every level of scale and complexity, from Laboratory Information Management Systems to multi-institutional research data networks. Have a great idea but don’t know how to build it?
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Clinical Research Data Warehouse
The Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW) holds University of Chicago medical data from 2006 to the present, and it’s one of the deepest and most research-ready data repositories of its kind. The CRDW team brings together data from a variety of sources – including Epic electronic medical records, Centricity billing, patient registries, and REDCap – to curate powerful datasets for research. Get started.