Computation and Data Resource Exchange

Biomedical Computing

Bioinformatics, genomics, biomedical data, and computational biology research support

BioMedical Computing supports basic science and clinical research through a collaboration of resources at the UVA School of Medicine and Health System. The resources include a wide range of computational infrastructure and research support in various service formats, as well as education and training in bioinformatics, clinical data analysis, and other related topics. Several teams and programs at the School of Medicine and Health System are constantly collaborating to provide the optimal solution for the research needs of faculty, researchers, and students at the University of Virginia. 

UVA BioConnector

BioConnector staff provide basic consultations on data analysis, statistical methods, visualization, data wrangling, and the use of statistical software. Examples of questions we can assist you with include:

  • How do I calculate sample size?
  • How do I choose a statistical test or model?
  • How can I prepare and analyze my data?
  • How can I optimize my code and workflow techniques?
  • How do I create exploratory visualizations?

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SOM Research Computing

Research Computing at the School of Medicine is a new program that provides SOM faculty and students with centralized research computing support. The team and the program are still in the works, but we aim to provide computational expertise in the areas of high-performance computing, programming skills in biomedical informatics, advanced tools and technologies in biomedical computing. SOM-RC works closely with ARCS (Advanced Research Computing Services) and ITS (Information Technology Service) in order to bring UVA’s central computational resources to the researchers at SOM. These resources include (but are not limited to): 

More exciting information and event are coming soon. Please stay tuned!

Bioinformatics Core

The UVA Bioinformatics Core provides statistical support and bioinformatics data analysis that will help researchers gain the insight into the enormous amount of data typically generated from high-throughput microarray and next generation sequencing experiments. The majority of the core’s services utilize a combination of open-source and custom-built software running under flexible and scalable workflow management systems. The core boasts a long list of services (find about them here!), and also runs training classes and workshops to help researchers develop adequate skillsets in this area.

BioMedical Informatics Division in Department of Public Health Sciences

BioMedical Informatics Division in DPHS provides Consulting & Collaboration Support to assist researchers with study design, data analysis, statistical graphics, outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, and other multidisciplinary analytical services. Major services include (but are not limited to):

  • Biostatistical support
  • Database development and data management
  • Evaluation methods
  • Qualitative research
  • Community engagement strategies
  • Preparation of appropriate grant proposal and manuscript sections

More details about the services and service request form can be found at this link.

User Training Classes and Workshops

In conjunction with training classes and workshop program by the main university library and Advanced Research Computing Services, we also offer various educational classes in numerous disciplines. For the list of classes we offer, please check out our “Education, Training and Outreach” page.

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