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Computational research support available for UW Students

Computational research support available for UW Students

Are you doing research involving human health and patient-centered datasets? Are you looking for access to clinical data to help you conduct your research?

The Student Technical Fees (STF) grant provides access to computational and support resources through the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) and UW Medicine Research Information Technology.

If this sounds like what you need to take your research to the next level, then apply for this grant today. Funding is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis. With access to the data you need, you can focus on analysis and research insights.

How does this work?

We support consultations with the Biomedical Informatics (BMI) Services group

  • Meet with BMI consultant to discuss the scope and feasibility of your data request
  • The BMI consultant will retrieve the specified data from the clinical data warehouse and deliver it in an appropriate format
  • Formats include:
    • A secure virtual machine (VM) for your use.
    • A flat spreadsheet file in a secure file server
    • A REDCap project

We support access to a specialized high computing cluster (HCC)

  • An HCC will allow you to run larger and more complex calculations or statistic on larger data sets
  • You can run your own VM’s in the HCC for specialized computing needs

Application details

  • Twenty (20) BMI Consultation vouchers are available through this award
  • Applications will be reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis
  • Applications will close when all vouchers have been distributed
  • Applications for use of the High Computing Cluster (HCC) will be granted to eligible students based on the cluster capacity

Eligibility and requirements

General eligibility

  • Open to all University of Washington students
  • Certain UW Policies apply to research projects, submit a request below to find out more

Specific requirements for a BMI consult

  • Must be conducting a credible, IRB approved clinical research project
  • Must have a UW Medicine Faculty mentor who will sponsor your access to clinical data
  • Must have current HIPAA Training through the University of Washington
  • Must sign a confidentiality agreement with UW Medicine

We can help you fulfill these requirements. Apply below for more information. Questions? Contact the BMI Team. 



Cite ITHSThe Institute is supported by grants UL1 TR002319, KL2 TR002317, and TL1 TR002318 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).

Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.