Informatics & Biostatistics

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The CTRI supports software for managing clinical trials and observational studies, as well as tools to query clinical records. These services are provided free of charge to CTRI members. For details, visit Databases and Clinical Records.


The Biostatistics faculty and staff advise and collaborate with CTRI researchers on biostatistics, bioinformatics, and epidemiology. In addition to common statistical tools, the faculty and staff have expertise in areas including reproducible research reporting, R Bioconductor, and high-performance computing. For details, visit Biostatistics.

Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) provides analysis in genomics technologies including Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and the interpretation of genomics data. We offer analysis and consultation on epigenomics, as well. Our long-term plans include expansion of our services to proteomics and metabolomics. For details, visit CCBB.

Dr. Machado Dr. Koures
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD
Director of CTRI Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medicine
Phone: (858) 822-4931
Anthony Koures, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (858) 657-1830
Dr. Xu Dr. Frazer
Ronghui (Lily) Xu, PhD
Director, Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Research
Professor, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Department of Family & Preventive Medicine and
Department of Mathematics
Phone: (858) 657-5117
Kelly Frazer, PhD
Division of Genome Information Sciences
Department of Pediatrics
Phone: (858) 246-0208
Dr. Harismendy Dr. Wang
Olivier Harismendy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Genetics, Next Generation
DNA Sequencing, Genomic Technology
Department of Pediatrics
Phone: (858) 246-0248
Wei Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: (858) 822-4240

Service requests must come through the CTRI website request form in order to receive the approved recharge rates. Projects usually involve a combination of some or all of the listed services. Free project consultation is available. Please contact Joyce Saria at or (858) 657-5142 to schedule.

Recharge Rates went into effect July 1, 2015.

BMI Unit UC Users Non-UC Users
Consulting Services Contact Carol Johnson for Additional Questions
Information Security Consult Provides security assessments, governance and/or documentation for NIST and/or HIPPA specific requirements; implements appropriate security controls to include intrusion detection, penetration testing, etc. hourly $92 $134
Project Management Consult Provides project oversight to include scope, timeline, communication and status reporting; technical writing hourly $70 $102
IT Systems Consult Evaluates appropriate software based on business requirements, vendor negotiation and purchases, license management (split/shared) RSA Tokens (hard/soft), etc. hourly $67 $98
Research Scientist /Jr Faculty Consultation Data Concierge for UC Rex, CDWR hourly $117 $170
Sr Faculty Consultation Research Advisor hourly $134 $195
Application Support Contact Perry Shipman for Additional Questions
Application User Support Provide application user support, training for Velos, RedCap and other research-related applications; provide new application implementation support; provide operational support hourly $86 $125
Application Usage Fee Provide use of application resources to include storage, memory and CPU utilization, includes archival and restoral of data monthly $100 $145
BMI Technical Support Contact Carol Johnson for Additional Questions
Desktop Support Desktop support to include request for new hardware/software, access request, licensing purchase request and desktop application support hourly $53 $77
General Programming/Database Programming (DB/Reporting) Provide database programming/scripting support; provides programming support (website, user interface/system interface) hourly $106 $154
System Admin/Network Support Provide system architecture and engineering support; upgrades and patching OS; data backup support hourly $91 $132