Translational Informatics

Translational informatics applies information science to help turn research data into knowledge: it incorporates academic disciplines including artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, information science and social science. The general goal of informatics is to develop systems that assist users by making it easy to store, retrieve and use data, information and knowledge.

Our Mission

  • Help translational researchers use informatics tools to find the data they need
  • Store and analyze the data they create
  • Share their discoveries
  • Provide the infrastructure as a learning community for bioinformaticists and health informaticists to learn, collaborate and develop new innovations in translational informatics

redcapA free, auditable, HIPAA-compliant tool for the creation of study databases and surveys. To create a new project or for more information, contact the REDCap team.


Health Data Compass

Compass integrates a variety of patient data from UCHealth, Children's Hospital of Colorado, CU Medicine (formerly UPI), and UC Denver. Health Data Compass restructures and harmonizes this data to make it more useful for a variety of uses. Data from UCHealth and CHCO goes back historically to 2011 and is current to the month.

Health Data Compass also integrates data on patients from UCHealth and Children's Hospital of Colorado electronic medical record (EMR) from other sources outside of the EMR such as the Colorado State Death Registry and CIVHC's All Payer Claims Database (APCD).


How to Access Clinical Data

Research Informatics

Health Data Compass




Health Data Compass

ACT (coming soon)

Clinical Research Informatics and Innovation Unit (CRIIU)

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To support investigator-initiated research or innovation which requires integration and modification with Epic and other non-Epic clinical informatics innovations to increase the external funding of Anschutz and UCHealth investigators.


The CCTSI Informatics Core houses servers and provides HIPAA-compliant security plans, as well as maintaining databases for various systems. For more information concerning these services, please contact the CCTSI Application Specialist.

The School of Medicine, Office of Regulatory Compliance, and Office of Information Technology designed this website to assist faculty and staff searching for IT computing resources available at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This website will allow you to compare each technology resource to find the best tools for your research computing needs.

IT Campus Research Resources

Translational Informatics

Tell Bennett, MD, MS
Co-Director, Translational Informatics, CCTSI
Associate Professor and Section Head, Informatics and Data Science, Department of Pediatrics
Attending Physician, Pediatric ICU, Children’s Hospital Colorado
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Melissa Haendel, PhD, BA
Co-Director, Translational Informatics, CCTSI
Chief Research Informatics Officer, Professor
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Thomas Yaeger
Director of Research Informatics Consultation and Technology Services, CCTSI

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