Data Resources

The Mount Sinai Health System naturally acquires a wide variety of data from clinical sources, as well as research. The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse and Research Data Services teams enable researchers to access and analyze this data efficiently with finely-tuned tools and resources—and transform it into knowledge and insights for better health care.

Mount Sinai Data Warehouse

The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW) consists of clinical, operational, and financial data derived from patient care processes of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice. Incorporating data as far back as 2003, and sourced from 25 transactional systems nightly, the data warehouse offers researchers access to:

  • More than 8 million patients records
  • Over 4 billion facts
  • 80 million patient visits
  • 107 ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes
  • 370 million test results
  • 189 million medications records
  • 45 million clinical notes

Researchers planning new studies or grant applications can use our self-service tools to quantify eligible cohorts: Cohort Query Tool (CQT), i2b2, TriNetX and Atlas/OMOP. For IRB-approved research or QI projects we can perform custom queries and create data marts tailored to specific eligibility and data analysis requirements.

The data warehouse is compliant with HIPAA and New York State privacy and security regulations, IT security and with Mount Sinai’s IRB policies regarding protection of human subjects and participation in research.

Learn more about the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse.

Research Data Services

Mount Sinai’s Research Data Services provides services and resources for data and specimen management, scheduling for shared resource facilities, and data mining and data marts. We provide both self-service and custom electronic data capture systems for clinical trials with REDCap and electronic Research Application Portal (eRAP).

Research Electronic Data Capture

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a self-service tool for designing and conducting clinical trials, online surveys, and translational research. REDCap is user-friendly, with no programming skills required. The tool makes it easy for researchers to copy, share, and collaborate on projects. It features a secure web interface and daily data backup. REDCap is HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. Learn more about REDCap at Mount Sinai.

Electronic Research Application Portal

The electronic Research Application Portal Rapid Database Generator (eRAP RDG) is a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant web-based interactive tool for data entry and reporting. We can develop custom databases for longitudinal single and multi-site studies. Services include: reporting tools, a randomization engine and data and file upload capabilities.

In addition, eRAP is integrated with other Mount Sinai clinical systems, such as Epic, Mount Sinai Data Warehouse, specimen management systems (Freezerworks and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)) and SCC Labs, enabling data to be shared more efficiently. Learn more about eRAP.