Computational Shared Resources :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Computational Resources

Advances in biomedical science place extreme demands on investigators for computational technology. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is working to meet those demands with a comprehensive array of computational services including biostatistics, epidemiologic analysis, database design and technical support.

The Computational Resources (CR) program encompasses three main areas of computational expertise:

CR is devoted to providing outstanding service to investigators at Nationwide Children’s and is committed to The Research Institute’s vision of supporting cutting edge scientific research at the highest ethical standards.

Biostatistics Shared Resource
Director: Igor Dvorchik, PhD


The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) consists of two core services: the Biostatistics Core, led by Igor Dvorchik, PhD, and the Epidemiology Core, led by Mark Klebanoff, MD, MPH.

The BSR provides assistance to researchers in

  • Study design
  • Data analysis
  • Interpretation of statistical results
  • Preparation of manuscripts and statistical parts of grants  

For other services such as data entry, database design or data management services, the BSR can provide advice on how to set up simple data management systems, and provide a referral if complex data management services are needed.

Research Data and Computing
Director: Yungui Huang, PhD


Research Data and Computing (RDC) provides services in the following areas:

  • Electronic Data Capture
  • Data validation/curation/harmonization
  • Database design and management
  • Research project website design/implementation
  • Research application/software installations
  • Streamline of research data analysis
  • Distributed computing

Research Information Technology
Director: Jason Morrison, MBA


Research Information Technology (RIT) provides services in the following areas:

  • Technical support
  • User education
  • Desktop maintenance and support
  • Network and infrastructure maintenance and support
  • Enterprise and business applications maintenance and support
  • Voice maintenance and support
  • Mobile device support
  • Technology governance
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