Information and knowledge management are at the center of the modern clinical research enterprise. The Biomedical Informatics program enables researchers to find collaborators and resources that match their needs and interests; study populations across multiple Harvard University affiliates; receive state-of-the-art education in the use of computational tools; and increase the cohesion of our research community across multiple institutional boundaries.

Several of our tools (e.g., SHRINEHarvard Catalyst Profiles) have been widely adopted by other CTSAs. eagle-i, a national biomedical resource discovery system, is being developed in partnership with COBRE, INBRE, RCMI and RTRN institutions.

The program provides:

  • Tools for finding collaborators, research resources, funding & more. Web-based tools help people connect with one another, access services, capture data, and gain insights that foster collaborative translational research.
  • Population study tools from the combined Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Query tools aggregate de-identified clinical data and biosamples for use in population studies.
  • State-of-the-art training for investigators and informaticians. Applied nanocourses equip biological investigators with skills in the latest genome-era computational tools. Masters and PhD programs train the next generation of leaders in biomedical informatics.
  • Infrastructure support for Harvard Catalyst websites. The program team supports the design and technologies of website functionality across the organization.