Computational Resources

Advances in biomedical science place extreme demands on investigators for computational technology. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) 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 four main areas of computational expertise:

Biostatistics Shared Resource at Nationwide Children's Hospital (BRANCH)

Director: Shasha Bai, PhD

The Biostatistics Resource at Nationwide Children's Hospital (BRANCH) is an extension of The Ohio State University's Center for Biostatistics. BRANCH provides collaboration and assistance for grant development, data analysis, publication-ready results and statistical education. Our goal is to bolster the quality of research conducted within NCH and the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s.

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High Performance Computing

Supervisor: John Burian, MS

The High Performance Computing (HPC) group provides services in the following areas:

  • Sequence assembly and analysis
  • Image analysis
  • Analysis pipeline development
  • Parallel computing
  • GPU applications
  • User training

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IT Research & Innovation (IT R&I)

Director: Yungui Huang, PhD

IT Research & Innovation (IT R&I) 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

The role of the IT Research & Innovation (IT R&I) department is to provide superior technological products/applications, service and support that strengthen the ability of all IT R&I clients to advance bold and innovative research discoveries. The mission statement of IT R&I is to accelerate research through innovative IT solutions to achieve best outcomes in health care for children.

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