Data Collection

Data Systems Services

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics provides data collection, cleaning, and storage services to research investigators.

  • Cloud computing and server/desktop virtualization, hosted within the UCSF network and compliant with NIST-mandated security protocols
  • Customized programming and data services
  • Customized databases for outcome ascertainment studies

Eureka Research Platform

For online, mobile, and hybrid research studies, use Eureka, the cloud-based, HIPAA compliant research platform, created at UCSF and approved by UCSF IT Security. Key features include: 

  • Mobile and web app study experience for fully remote or hybrid data collection
  • Rapid remote recruitment from 400,000+ already-engaged participants or your own new participants
  • Electronic / remote consent process, questionnaires, and other patient-generated data
  • Wearable and mobile device data collection
  • EHR integration via FHIR
  • Coordinator data entry (eg: eCRFs)
  • Flexible automated reminders for optimized engagement and follow-up
  • Study management portal with raw data and customizable reports on demand with flexible access permissions

Qualtrics Survey Tool

Build and collaborate on complex online surveys:

  • Secure research study data collection
  • Send and track participation invitations
  • Data anlysis

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

Web-based HIPAA-compliant and secure electronic data capture and storage for research studies.

  • Develop data entry forms and surveys
  • Data validation
  • Database reports

San Francisco Coordinating Center

Combines scientific expertise with broad experience in managing multi-center studies, and offers access to a network of high quality, experienced clinical centers.

  • Study design, coordination and implementation
  • Measurement selection
  • Protocol development
  • Database design
  • Research study data collection via fax
  • Data quality control

Validated Measures for Research with Vulnerable & Special Populations

Find survey instruments selected for applicability to populations under-represented in patient-oriented research.

  • Questionnaires tested for accuracy and reliability
  • Designed for primary data collection
  • Include of a broader range of human subjects in your studies