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Our goal is to assist University of Chicago investigators and research staff with medical imaging performed on human subjects for research purposes. This includes the acquisition, analysis, collection, anonymization and distribution of image data. We also provide access to and support for the University's Broker Systems, which allow investigators to obtain HIPAA- and IRB-compliant clinical research data. Our website is meant to serve as a complete portal, or "one stop shop," for biomedical researchers to learn about the University's research policies and to provide access to the various resources that researchers can use to obtain compliant clinical data.

HIRO Featured in Pathways to Discovery!

The HIRO has been featured in a Winter 2015 article on the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center's Pathways to Discovery Newsletter! The newsletter article discusses the work the HIRO performs and profiles some of its achievements and goals. It also includes interviews with the HIRO's Faculty and Technical Director. Be sure to check it out!

HIRO publishes journal article!

The HIRO has published a journal article! The article highlights the issues surrounding medical imaging performed for research purposes, and stresses the importance of having a centralized team to tackle these issues in large medical centers. The article, titled "Research Imaging in an Academic Medical Center," appeared in the June 2012 issue of Academic Radiology

HIRO Guest Commentary Published in Modern Healthcare!

Modern Healthcare has published a guest commentary article by the HIRO in its June 27, 2014 newsletter! Modern Healthcare is "the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information." It is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives and deemed a "must-read" by the who's who in healthcare. The commentary was written by members of the HIRO's leadership and highlights the need for research imaging infrastructure at facilities that wish to conduct clinical research. To read the article, please click here!