Service description

The SC CTSI provides services enabling complete access and analysis of patient data from the electronic medical records of Keck Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Department of Health Services. We also provide de-identified access to data from partners in federated research networks such as 20 Million patients in the Patient-Centered National Network for Effectiveness Research (pSCANNER), the Los Angeles Data Resource (LADR), and the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network PCORNET. Not sure how to navigate through all these data sources? We can help.


Available services

  • Data Fulfillment Services: USC, CHLA, and DHS investigators can receive raw extracts of de-identified or aggregated patient data; identified patient data sets are available with documented IRB approval.  The SC CTSI team assists with curating datasets to fit specific needs.
  • Data Development Services: Investigators seeking assistance with data preparation and cleaning can request help from clinical data experts that coordinate with the SC CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Study Design (BERD) team.
  • Link patient data to SEDoH measurements: The SC CTSI assists investigators interested in studying the intersection of patient records with location-based Social and Environmental Determinants of Health (SEDoH).  In collaboration with the Spatial Sciences Institute of USC, SC CTSI can help with the enrichment of patient records with SEDoH measurements and the interpretation of enriched datasets.

How to access

For more information or to request any of the services mentioned above, please email cri@usc.edu.


CRI Open Office Hours

Tuesdays at 11AM: Open hours to discuss anything CRI related except for REDCap.

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Contact information

SC CTSI support team

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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.