Research Datasets

De-Identified APeX Files

Get access to UCSF clinical data since June 2012 without patient identifiers. No IRB approval required!

  • Full export of encounter, diagnosis, medication, labs and flow sheets in .csv format. Requires ability to read in large > 10GB files and some programming language experience to manipulate these files. SAS read-in files are available.
  • Research Data Browser (RDB): This workbench enables researchers without programming expertise to browse, visualize, and export de-identified APeX patient data sets in a self-serve manner.
  • Patient re-identification available for participant recruitment
  • Data management services are available
Access: 

See instructions for first-time and returning users or request personal assistance

Free for UCSF community
Academic Research Systems (ARS)
ARS Support
its-arssupport@ucsf.edu

VA Data Core Consultation

Access a central data repository with health information from the electronic medical records of over 9 million US Veterans.

  • Assistance with paperwork and approvals
  • Data management services are available
Hourly Recharge, first hour free per project
Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Melanie Arenson
melanie.arenson@va.gov

UC ReX Data Explorer

Search 15+million patient records from the University of California's 5 Medical Centers. This self-service tool allows UC investigators to identify potential research study cohorts at UCSF, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC San Diego.

  • Cohort identification and recruitment
  • Retrospective data analysis
  • Data management services are available
Access: 

Complete the Cohort Selection Tool and UC ReX Data Explorer Research Data Tools Request Form (requires MyAccess)

Free
UC Office of the President (UCoP)
ARS Support
its-arssupport@ucsf.edu

Comparative Effectiveness Large Dataset Analysis Core (CELDAC)

Data repository infrastructure for accelerated access to and use of local and national health datasets.

Access: 

Explore website and request consultation if needed

See website
Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Request Consultation
/research/celdac-consult