Mission:

To provide scientifically rigorous and efficient survey and data research services to investigators within and outside of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University including publicly supported programs for population health research.

Background:

Investigation in the health and social sciences often relies on both survey research strategies to collect scientifically valid data from patient and community samples, health services providers, policy leaders, and others and leveraging existing datasets from a variety of these same sources. Rigorously collected survey data relies on scientific probability sampling, questionnaire design, respondent recruitment and retention, and other methods. Effective survey data collection requires strong survey implementation strategies including interviewer recruitment, training, and supervision as well as data collection platform programming, database management, and data quality control. Similarly, the acquisition, maintenance, and analysis of large datasets requires substantial capital, expertise, database management, merging of multiple sources, and coordination of analyses. The IFH Survey / Data Core was created to efficiently provide these services and support to researchers utilizing and creating independent research projects and publicly supported programs. Please click here to learn more and to view our Core’s bylaws.

Structure & Services:

The IFH Survey / Data Core, housed at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University, serves as the University’s central hub for specialized data resources and analyses. The Core is be home to a variety of data sets—including population-based surveys and from NJ-wide and national administrative claims and electronic health records—as well as experienced research personnel with the expertise to design and conduct scientifically rigorous and efficient data analyses. Data resources at the Core are housed in a HIPAA compliant computing environment designed with the capabilities to support intensive programming and analyses. The computing environment is supported by a dedicated IT staff to support internal and external users. Additionally, the data resources have the potential to be accessed remotely. Core resources are a shared resource and are accessible to researchers at Rutgers University, other academic institutions, and in industry, subject to applicable data use agreements. Students and trainees may also have the ability to access the Core facilities to continue their education and training. The IFH Survey / Data Core is able to provide various project-specific services, including survey design, collection, and analysis, data management and data analysis, and overall research project support. To view a summary of our in-house survey and data resources please click here.

Website:

To learn more, visit the Rutgers, Institute for Health Survey/Data Core.

Contact:

To inquire more about the IFH Survey / Data Core services and schedule a consultation today, please send an email to Matthew Iozzio at miozzio@ifh.rutgers.edu