Research, Communications and General IT Funding 2017

IT Governance Request for Proposals on Research Technology, Web Communications Technology and General Technology and Architecture

The IT Steering Committee is now requesting new proposals for funding consideration in FY18. Projects currently funded with the IT Roadmap funds requiring augmentation funds are also eligible for consideration. Proposals that meet one or more of the following criteria will be considered high priority:

  • Strategic: Positions UCSF as a leader and innovator in a core mission area;
  • Operations: Addresses critical operational need;
  • Financial: Results in substantial positive financial impact (cost savings, cost avoidance or revenue generation);
  • Mandated: Required for compliance with federal or state regulations or accrediting body; or UCOP requirement.
  • Matching Funds: Identify matching funds from an alternative source and include a plan for funding ongoing maintenance and operational support of the solution.

To submit proposals related to teaching and learning or business operations please refer to the Open Proposal site at: https://open-proposals.ucsf.edu/itgov/ed-ops-2017

  • Nov 16 - March 5, 2017 Proposal Submission
  • March 6-31: Review
    • Review of proposals submitted related to the Research by the Committee on Research Technology
    • Review of proposals related to web communications by the Web Communications Committee
    • Review of proposals related to the underlying architecture and technologies of the University by the Committee on Technology and Architecture.
  • April 6: Initial Presentation of priority proposals to the ITG Steering Committee
  • April 7-30: Follow up and request for additional information as needed
  • May 4: Final Review and Decision by the ITG Steering Committee

Proposals (18 total)

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Scoping of Integrations for the enterprise biospecimen management LabVantage system

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The UCSF Biospecimen Resources (BIOS) Program is in the process of implementing LabVantage as the enterprise-wide biospecimen management system. The initiative is currently in the pilot phase of this 2-3 year project. Once fully implemented, LabVantage will provide regulatory-compliant inventory management, comprehensive biospecimen annotations, chain of custody, audit trails, and data element-linking and tracking with optimal integrations to other Campus and Medical Center enterprise systems. The goal of this proposal is to support a one-time scoping project for integrations and interoperability of LabVantage with other UCSF systems. This will define requirements that are representative of needs at the enterprise level. It represents an important first step for LabVantage integrations, and is necessary to initiate their implementation with a high-degree of confidence in scope and strategy in a next phase of the overall LabVantage implementation plan.

Implementation of a UCSF Virtual Biobank

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The UCSF Biospecimen Resources (BIOS) Program was recently created to provide a cohesive infrastructure that supports translational research and precision medicine at UCSF by improving the quality and accessibility of human biospecimens. A key component to achieve this vision is to provide a common set of informatics tools for the management of human biospecimens and their annotations.

The goal of this proposal is to support the implementation of a UCSF “Virtual Biobank” that will provide an enterprise-wide view of human biospecimen legacy collections. It will consist of a web-based tool featuring a database of de-identified biospecimen metadata, a robust search engine to query this inventory, and a user-friendly interface. The UCSF Virtual Biobank tool will complement LabVantage, the enterprise biospecimen management system being implemented by BIOS.

OneSource: An EHR-integrated disparate-data management platform, linking research and clinical care across disciplines.

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OneSource: An EHR-integrated disparate-data management platform, linking research and clinical care across disciplines.

This initiative will scale‘’One Source," a UCSF integrated architecture for breast cancer data utilization, into a broadly applicable solution for implementation across various disease states and multiple institutions, by initial deployment in Orthopaedic Surgery.  Scaling of OneSource will be made possible by the development and deployment of an Orthopaedic-specific implementation of One Source at UCSF. Once functional, ‘Ortho OneSource’ will be strategically scaled to other UCSF specialties and subsequently to other UC Health Orthopaedic Surgery Departments. (One Source, an Athena Breast Health Network technology)

Core Facility Management Software

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Project Overview and Benefits

Core facilities are key to supporting the research enterprise at UCSF by providing access to high-end technological instrumentation and services. In 2012, UCSF Research Resource Program (RRP) implemented MyCORES, a web-based ordering, reporting, and enterprise software system for core facility management. MyCORES support will be discontinued in 2018 and thus an alternative software solution is needed. MyCORES provides a single point-of-entry for researchers to access UCSF core resources to make reservations, order services and review invoices.

Developing Computer Aided Abstraction using Big Data Tools

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The computer aided abstraction project is a small, well scoped project that builds on early work in regular expression based extraction and its QC done at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Translational Informatics (TI) core in 2010.  This work in turn built on regular expression based parsing work done by Warren Kibbe at Northwestern in 2009 and published as ‘Text data extraction for a prospective, research-focused data mart: implementation and validation’ in 2012 (doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-12-106).  The TI work was shelved at the time because of the compute and storage needed to operate it at scale.

IID/CLS Replacement

Primary Author: Kevin Dale
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Overview

The UCSF IID application and database is running on a legacy mainframe which creates a number challenges for the processing of identity data. The data is usually processed in batch, there is currently no self-service and there is a plan by UCOP to complete the UC Path project for human resources and payroll processing. The fact that the IID / CLS applications are based on this old mainframe technology it makes it difficult to create and support new solutions and enhancements - 

Enhancing UCSF Open Proposals for Participant and Stakeholder Engaged Research

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UCSF Open Proposals (OP) is a web-based community forum platform, developed and maintained by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to support crowdsourcing of ideas and proposals in a more collaborative, efficient, and transparent manner. Since its launch in 2012, OP has hosted more than 45 forums for various academic and operational projects and initiatives at UCSF that sought input from wider multidisciplinary audience.

Having successfully piloted OP improvements to facilitate usage by stakeholders and patients, and responding to multiple inquiries from clinical researchers at UCSF and beyond, we would now like to invest in four key improvements to allow UCSF researchers to meet funder requirements and do better patient-centered research.

Digital Forensics and Preservation Lab at the UCSF Library

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Summary: UCSF’s historical record in health sciences is at risk due to the proliferation of born digital information that requires specialized tools to preserve and access. The UCSF Archives & Special Collections aims to address this problem with the implementation of a digital forensics lab and robust digital preservation program. We are partnering with the Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine (DAHSM); the Office of Ethics & Compliance; the Library’s Data Science Initiative team; and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost’s (EVCP) office of Communications and Chancellor’s Administrative Records to request $72,935 for this purpose. This lab and its associated hardware, software, and planning program will have broad implications for the campus community — allowing for increased efficiency and effectiveness in security, privacy, and data compliance, fostering innovative collaboration between previously-siloed departments, and ensuring that the rich institutional history of UCSF is preserved and presented with vivid nuance. UCSF and its unique spread of institutional knowledge, ranging from computational medicine and genomics to humanities and public health, represent a singular opportunity break ground in the area of research stewardship of data, historical, and digital health information. This lab will help connect on these nearly infinite possibilities.

A PILOT FOR SHARED STORAGE TO SCALE UCSF’s HPC RESEARCH ASSET (WYNTON)

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A PILOT FOR SHARED STORAGE TO SCALE UCSF’s HPC RESEARCH ASSET (WYNTON)

Atul Butte, MD, PhD; Tom Ferrin, PhD; Andrej Sali, PhD

 

 

virtual digital health research platform

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The goal of this funding proposal is to create a research platform for the department of Orthopedics that could be used as a model for other departments once optimized. The general premise is that building a research infrastructure for digital health reserach with fixed costs and staffing is not efficient. Resources that are needed for one project may not be needed for another. Further, project timelines are such that staff may be underworked at one point and overburdened at another. Lastly, skill sets that are required at one point may not be as useful at a future data.

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