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CPDR Integrated Biomedical Informatics Platform

Developing Effective Prevention, Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

The infrastructure of Integrated Biomedical Informatics Platform (IBIP) has been established with business requirement analysis, platform blueprint, implementation strategies, and organization-wide policies, standards on information management and information system development. Program-specific resource informatics systems are also constructed via setting up sophisticated and robust information systems and tools in each research program to streamline the in-house information management by its own requirements. The construction of those systems follows policies, standards and SOPs regulated by the platform. They can be deployed onto IBIP, which:

  • Enable the programmable connection between resource informatics systems and the platform as a network to facilitate data communication, and to implement interoperability
  • Facilitate dynamic and seamless interdisciplinary data integration and annotation via dynamic data binding
  • Provide systematic solution to data quality monitoring and control, data query, data sharing, distribution and version control.
  • Provide comprehensive strategies and solution to information security, human privacy protection and regulatory compliance on data collection, integration, analysis and management
  • Establish policies, standards, and SOPs on organization level and research program level for operation within information system, data management, and information sharing in collaboration
  • Provide professional administration on information system and databases

Patient's privacy protection and data security are two most critical and most challenging factors regarding the research data management. Within IBIP, multiple strategies are applied to ensure the privacy protection and data security.

Privacy protection is ensured by processes of automated data de-identification and centralized patient identification. De-identification enforces the filtering and localized storage of demographic information collected by data management systems. Centralized patient identification will make sure patients consenting to the program are uniquely assigned a random selected identification number, which will serve as the primary patient identification in centralized, de-identified research data pool, and the only linkage between local demographic databases and central research databases.




Quarterly Guest Speaker

Dr. Timothy Tausch

Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urologist at FBCH and WRNMMC

Presentation: "Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Urinary Incontinence After Treatment"

Date: 5 November 2015
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Location: WRNMMC, America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525
And FBCH via videoteleconference (Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, room 332)
Contact: COL (ret) Jane Hudak for more information at 301-319-2918 or

Read the August 2015 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter

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July 20, 2015

CPDR's GHI publication is featured in the latest MDLinx "Best of Oncology"


April 21, 2014

Biological and Genomic Differences of ERG Oncoprotein-Stratified Prostate Cancers from African and Caucasian Americans


March 30, 2014

CytoTest and Uniformed Services University’s Center for Prostate Disease Research enter into CRADA to advance cancer diagnosis and prognosis