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.
The HIRO and its staff have been featured in the November 2015 newsletter of the University's Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). The article highlights the HIRO's efforts to assist investigators and research teams with all types of imaging-related issues and data. It also provides details regarding the ITM's Core Subsidy funding program that can be used to cover the HIRO's costs for translational research studies. To read the article, please click here!
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!