Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW)

Mission

The Northwestern Medicine™ Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW) is a joint initiative across the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Corporation. Its mission is to create a single, comprehensive, and integrated repository of all clinical and research data sources on the campus to facilitate research, clinical quality, healthcare operations, and medical education.

Services Offered

  • i2b2: i2b2 is a self-service tool for investigators to explore cohort availability.  You can learn more about i2b2 here.
  • NMEDW Data Analysts: The NMEDW employs a team of data analysts dedicated to satisfying requests for data from the NMEDW for research purposes. To make a request of an NMEDW data analyst, please go to the NMEDW website from the NU or Hospital networks and log in with your NU, NMFF, or NMHC credentials. Once logged in, click on "Request Custom Data" and follow the simple wizard-style form. An analyst will contact you shortly.
  • NMEDW Pilot Data Program: This is an initiative to help jump-start research projects led by less established investigators who do not yet have adequate funding.  The purpose of this grant is not to internally fund entire research projects; rather, the goal is to allow young investigators to obtain feasibility or early pilot data in order to seek sustained funding.  More information about the grant can be found here.
  • Powerusers: Individuals who have skills using advanced database languages can apply to become a Poweruser. Powerusers are granted direct access to the NMEDW to do their work. They must be named on a valid IRB protocol, pass a skills assessment, and take a training course. They are also obligated to comply with all NMEDW policies and procedures.

Acknowledgement

All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

"This work was supported in part by the Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse."

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Contacts

Randy Janzen 
Biomedical Informatics Navigator
(312) 503-2336


Location

Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
750 North Lake Shore Drive, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 503-1709
nucats@northwestern.edu