Epidemiology and Clinical Research Informatics


The Epidemiology and Clinical Research Informatics Shared Resource (ECRISR) serves a crucial dual role in support of both epidemiological and clinical trial research management by providing overall research management expertise and informatics-based management solutions to Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC) investigators.

The ECRISR supports all aspects of epidemiological research with a special focus on the development of Study Management Informatics Systems (SMIS) which facilitate the diverse management, data and operational aspects of implementing complex study protocols. The SMIS incorporate automated workflow processes across shared facilities, implement QA and best practices to ensure data integrity, automate data integration from various sources, and establish real-time data monitoring in order to provide efficient research operations, improved data access and progress/regulatory reporting.  The SMIS integrate with internal and external EHR and laboratory systems, and support management of multi-center clinical research projects.

A comprehensive clinical trial management program has been developed to standardize and streamline all AECC clinical trial and research process management. In support of this process, the Velos Clinical Trial and Research Management System has been customized to provide QA oversight and facilitate compliance/monitoring of all clinical trial activity. Workflows, policies and procedures have been established that collaboratively engage, guide and/or provide oversight to other shared resources involved in cancer research (e.g. CPDMU, Biorepository, Epic Research, IRB, OCT, Pharmacy, etc.).  The research management process spans the lifecycle of protocol management from IRB submission to completion and the ECRISR continually expands the purview of the program with the design of custom interfaces between the CTRMS, Epic and multiple IRB institutional systems to provide fully integrated regulatory and operational management of clinical trials.


  • Cancer Data Repository and Cohort Builder Tool
  • Data Extraction and Comprehensive Study Data Integration
  • Web-based Collaborative Research Portals
  • Quality Assurance and Audit Control Systems
  • Study Process Management, Documentation (SOPs) and Reporting Services
  • Web-based Image Annotation Systems
  • Integrated Clinical/Research Data Management
  • Descriptive Analyses and Customized Programming
  • Data Coordinating Center


Location and Contacts

Epidemiology and Clinical Research Informatics

Belfer 1313


Scientific Director
Thomas E. Rohan, MBBS, PhD, DHSc

Operations Director
Mindy Ginsberg