To support a vibrant research program, entice active collaborations and promote effective training, the CSCD Center develops, manages and disseminates a collection of shared resources. You can fill in the CSCD web-inquiry form. You can also see the CSCD FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Computational Infrastructure

UMich FLUX CSCD Research projects are supported by databases (MySQL/NoSQL), computational services and high-throughput processing workflow. In addition to the UMich FLUX services, CSCD investigators have access to a powerful 1.5TB RAM, 20TB storage, 40-core SOCR Server facilitating storage, retrieval, processing and visualization of heterogeneous data.

Methodological Consulting

CSCD_Methods_HighThroughput_Fig CSCD faculty provide consultations on study-designs, methodological challenges and service recipients. For instance, collectively the CSCD investigators have broad and deep expertise in Scientifc Visualization, which is essential in interrogating Big healthcare data. Pilot project investigators and other researchers are encouraged to contact the Center and discuss their specific needs.

Data Analytics

CSCD_DataAnalyticsFig Data acquisition, management, aggregation, processing and analysis are important components of all quantitative healthcare studies. CSCD investigators provide support for data analytics, high-throughput data analysis, protocol design, validation and open-dissemination. You can see here one example of a high-throughput data analytics workflow (trans-proteomics pipeline).

Training Opportunities

CSCD_Training_Fig CSCD provides learning materials, instructional resources, refreshers and self-guided activities supporting studies of complexity, self-management of chronic disease, and data analytics. The Center also periodically organizes training events and educational activities.