American Family Children's Hospital


Technical Services

Cancer Informatics Shared Resource (CISR) fulfills an important role by providing an informatics infrastructure for collecting, storing and analyzing data from laboratory, translational and clinical cancer research while tracking and anticipating the needs of UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) members and developing specialized technical solutions to meet those needs. The CISR also develops and/or implements third-party tools that support biomedical research by automating processes, enhancing security, enforcing compliance and increasing quality.  Technical services include:

Biomedical Informatics Infrastructure

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data warehousing and analytics 

Clinical Research Management Systems (OnCore, RedCap, i2b2)

  • Study management
  • Patient management
  • Electronic data collection
  • BioSpecimens management
  • Cohort finding 
  • EMR integration          

Consulting Services

CISR promotes high quality, innovative cancer research by providing members of the UWCCC with an informatics intellectual resource, including advancements in Bioinformatics, Clinical Informatics, Image Analysis and Computational Biology. CISR faculty bring expertise in genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, imaging, visualization techniques and clinical informatics. Consulting services include:

  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Image analysis
  • Clinical data
  • Laboratory and computational biology software tools
  • EMR data mining (including NLP)
  • Data visualization