Stanford Center for
Clinical Informatics

In Person Consultation

The Stanford Center for Clinical Informatics offers a free confidential consultation service to Stanford University Medical Center researchers on topics related to data privacy & security, clinical data access for research purposes, research data management, biospecimen data management, research alerting and general informatics issues. Center consultants will review the clinical data needs of your research project, provide advice on requesting IRB approval to obtain clinical data from STRIDE and discuss options for clinical data abstraction, reporting and storage to meet your research needs.

We encourage researchers to contact us as early as possible in the design phase of a research project and preferably well in advance of IRB submission. If the scope of the project exceeds four hours of our time, funding may be required to complete the project.

Consultation Request

Consultations can be requested via or by using the on-line form.

Note: Publications resulting from the use of SCCI tools or consulting services should include a citation to the CTSA grant supporting STRIDE. Further details, including boilerplate language, can be found here.


Cost and Credit

Inquiries and consultations on new research projects are always offered free of charge to Stanford community researchers. In general, we will provide up to four hours of labor working on a project before we need to discus setting up a payment plan. When additional payment is required, you will be responsible for covering the employees salary on an hourly basis for the time spent working on your project.

In certain cases where our interests overlap with the research project, we will enter into a collaboration and offer additional work in exchange for authorship on related publications. We ask that all research related to your consultation include appropriate citations to the resources used. Please see our citation information for details.

Attestation Forms

Depending on the nature of the data you request, various forms may be required to ensure all researchers are current in HIPAA training, covered under an IRB if applicable, and aware of the limits of use of any PHI or other restricted information. Please see the attestation forms section for details.

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