Data and Technology Applications

The Data and Technology Applications Shared Resource provides Winship investigators with the latest in informatics and data management resources to support scientific research.

The goal of the Data and Technology Applications Shared Resource is to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge informatics support to multidisciplinary Winship investigators.

Our team facilitates collaborative research through the best application of state-of-the-art technologies and methods to centralize the utilization and management of data in areas such as population-based research, translational science and clinical trials focused on cancer.

It supports real-world data services by using advanced and robust tools to collect, manage, store and disseminate data. We work in collaboration with Winship Cancer Institute's research programs, other Winship shared resources, Emory Office of Information Technology and Emory University School of Medicine core facilities.

Our core's multi-pronged approach to addressing investigators' data management needs is critical for the scientific mission of Winship Cancer Institute.

Services Available

As part of the Winship Molecular Profiling Initiative, we launched the Winship cBioPortal, a web-based resource that allows researchers to explore, visualize and analyze Winship cancer genomics data.

Our team facilitates clinicogenomic querying and insight by transforming cancer patients' multidimensional, complex molecular profiling data into easily accessible molecular profiles and clinical attributes. Data (genetic, gene expression, clinical, etc.) provided through the Winship cBioPortal are de-identified and can be utilized for feasibility analyses. More extensive molecular datasets with associated clinical data can be made available for research, if requested. To learn more about Winship cBioPortal and/or customized genomics analytics and reporting, please feel free to contact us or submit a request in PPMS.

We offer:

Custom Application Development

  • Database
  • Mobile Apps
  • Web Apps
  • LabKey
  • Case Form Development
  • REDCap
  • OnCore
  • OpenSpecimen

Data Management Services

  • Data Analytics/ Reports
  • Clinical Abstraction/ Collection
  • Data De-Identification by Honest Broker
  • Data Retrievals and Database Administration
  • Genomics Data Management

Systematic Reviews/Meta-analysis

  • Search Strategy Development
  • Data Extraction from Literature
  • Analysis

Population Databases

  • NCDB
  • SEER-State, National
  • SEER-Medicare
  • Institutional Cohorts

Consultation and Contract Services

  • Consultation and Protocol Review
  • Contract Services

Business Intelligence Dashboarding Services

  • Tableau
  • Power BI

We also provide access to National Cancer Database files for solid and hematologic malignancies. This service is available to Winship members for research purposes, and is provided in collaboration with the Biostatistics Shared Resource.

Service Request

For more information or to request services, please fill out our service request form.

Contact Information

Contact LePaige Godfrey DHSc, core manager, via email with any inquiries.

Publication Acknowledgement Policy

The National Cancer Institute requires that publications acknowledge the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), and it is tracking compliance. If a Winship Cancer Institute CCSG-supported Shared Resource provided data, designed the study, performed analyses, provided results used in your publication, and/or provided any systems or services that were used for the work that resulted in your publication, please include the following statement in the acknowledgment section of your publication(s):

Research reported in this publication was supported in part by the Data and Technology Applications Shared Resource of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and NIH/NCI under award number P30CA138292. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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Madhusmita Behera, PhD

Madhusmita Behera, PhD

Chief Informatics and Data Officer
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Dr. Behera drives the strategic direction and prioritization of data science and informatics at Winship.

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Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, FACP

Ajay K. Nooka, MD, MPH, FACP

Associate Director of Clinical Research
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Dr. Nooka provides strategic oversight for all clinical research conducted at Winship, with a focus on supporting high-quality, safe and ethical research and ensuring that patients have equitable access to Winship’s innovative clinical trials.

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