Informatics & Biostatistics

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The ACTRI supports software for managing clinical trials and observational studies, as well as tools to query clinical records. These services are provided free of charge to ACTRI members. For details, visit Databases and Clinical Records.


The Biostatistics faculty and staff advise and collaborate with ACTRI researchers on biostatistics, bioinformatics, and epidemiology. In addition to common statistical tools, the faculty and staff have expertise in areas including reproducible research reporting, R Bioconductor, and high-performance computing. For details, visit Biostatistics.

Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) provides analysis in genomics technologies including Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and the interpretation of genomics data. We offer analysis and consultation on epigenomics, as well. Our long-term plans include expansion of our services to proteomics and metabolomics. For details, visit CCBB.

Michael Hogarth Dr. Koures
Michael Hogarth, MD
Director of ACTRI Biomedical Informatics
Anthony Koures, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (858) 822-0111
Fisch Messer
Kathleen Fisch, PhD
Executive Director of CCBB
Phone: (858) 534-9452
Karen Messer, PhD
Director of ACTRI Biostatistics

Service requests must come through the ACTRI website request form in order to receive the approved recharge rates. Projects usually involve a combination of some or all of the listed services. Free project consultation is available. Please contact Joyce Saria at or (858) 822-1172 to schedule.

BMI UnitUC UsersNon-UC Users
Consulting ServicesContact Anthony Koures for Additional Questions
Information Security ConsultProvides security assessments, governance and/or documentation for NIST and/or HIPPA specific requirements; implements appropriate security controls to include intrusion detection, penetration testing, etc.hourly$92 $134
Project Management ConsultProvides project oversight to include scope, timeline, communication and status reporting; technical writinghourly$70 $102
IT Systems ConsultEvaluates appropriate software based on business requirements, vendor negotiation and purchases, license management (split/shared) RSA Tokens (hard/soft), etc.hourly$67 $98
Research Scientist /Jr Faculty ConsultationData Concierge for UC Rex, CDWRhourly$117 $170
Sr Faculty ConsultationResearch Advisorhourly$134 $195
Application SupportContact Perry Shipman for Additional Questions
Application User SupportProvide application user support, training for Velos, RedCap and other research-related applications; provide new application implementation support; provide operational supporthourly$86 $125
Application Usage FeeProvide use of application resources to include storage, memory and CPU utilization, includes archival and restoral of datamonthly$100 $145
BMI Technical SupportContact Anthony Koures for Additional Questions
Desktop SupportDesktop support to include request for new hardware/software, access request, licensing purchase request and desktop application supporthourly$53 $77
General Programming/Database Programming (DB/Reporting)Provide database programming/scripting support; provides programming support (website, user interface/system interface)hourly$106 $154
System Admin/Network SupportProvide system architecture and engineering support; upgrades and patching OS; data backup supporthourly$91 $132