The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science's SHOW-ME Portal provides scientists with a comprehensive toolbox of information technology resources. The portal supports the collection, analysis and sharing of information by serving as a hub for a variety of applications, from data management tools to social networking sites for scientists.

Research Policies

Researchers can view current University of Missouri policies and guidelines using the link below.


Research Data Request

Researchers may request data for any research study or project using the Research Data Request Form. Once the request is submitted, it will be reviewed by our Research Data Request Oversight Committee (RDOC). Upon approval of your request, a member from Research Informatics team will contact you regarding your data.


Research Data Broker

Research Data Broker (RDB) is an individual acting on behalf of the organization to collect and provide research data to researchers. To receive RDB designation an individual can submit the Research Data Broker registration form posted below. RDB applications must be sponsored by an MU SOM department chair, center director, or MU Health Care (MUHC) director (or higher-level authority) and approved by the Dean of Research in the SOM Office of Research.

Research Data Broker Registration Form

Research Data Broker Policy

List of Approved RDBs


REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a web application created by Vanderbilt University to facilitate data acquisition and management for a wide variety of projects, especially Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved clinical research and basic research. Data collected in the course of the research are managed by the program and can be analyzed separately by commonly used statistical packages, including SAS, Stata, SPSS, and R.



Informatics for Integrating Biology and Bedside (i2b2) is an informatics framework to leverage existing data for cohort identification, retrospective data analysis, feasibility study, and hypothesis generation.i2b2 is an open-source system that was originally developed at Partners HealthCare System in Boston, Massachusetts through NIH funding. i2b2 provides an interactive tools for querying and exporting of data by end-users and does not require knowledge of any technical programming languages.





Health Facts® is a de-identified research database comprising health care data recorded during the course of day-to-day patient care encounters and aggregated from health systems that contribute to the database. Cerner maps, merges, and organizes the data into one database of consistent data elements suitable for research. Health Facts® incorporates data from 90 health systems and over 600 facilities located in the United States.


HealthFacts Data Use Agreement


PowerTrials is a component of the electronic health record (EHR) system for integrating clinical research information into clinical care. PowerTrials is used to organize and maintain protocol information and to manage clinical trial initiation and enrollment activities. PowerTrials allows MU to manage numerous trials of varying sizes and complexity, and the solution can track accrual metrics and study milestones across all protocols or at the protocol or patient level. PowerTrials enhances patient safety by integrating with PowerChart to increase awareness of patient study participation.



iThenticate is a text recognition software that checks a manuscript or proposal against published literature to identify both legitimate duplication (e.g., literature citations) and inappropriate use of text (e.g., plagiarism, redundant publication). iThenticate was developed by the company that created the Turnitin system used to verify originality of student work on many campuses including at MU.

Users can upload manuscripts, grant proposals, and other professional works into iThenticate, which then compares the work against its database of over 50 billion web pages and 130 million content items, including 40 million works from 590 scholarly publishers.

LAUNCH iThenticate 

Secure4 HPC Environment

The Secure4 environment is a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for researchers who need to store/use Data Classification Level 4 (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA) data. For more details, review the Secure4 Research Computing Environment Security Plan.


Specimen Resource Locator

The Specimen Resource Locator (SRL) is a database designed to help researchers locate resources that may have the samples needed for their investigational use. This database is publicly searchable and includes information about biospecimen banks and sample procurement services. Investigators can search the database and gain access to thousands of specimens of various tumor, organ and preservation methods.


Stroke Registry

The stroke registry directly affects research with humans by fostering an interactive community of scientists and clinicians. This project also benefits researchers working with animal models of stroke by presenting new opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration. Investigators can make a request for research participants. 

Stroke Registry Data Request Form

Informatics Training

Informatics training courses for REDCap, i2b2 and HealthFacts are available every semester  to University of Missouri students, staff and faculty. All the trainings are interactive. Computers are available in the classroom for all participants.


Informatics Support

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact Informatics Support.

NIH Fellowship Supplemental Funding

Based on input from the SOM Research Council, the Dean’s Office would like to take steps to incentivize applications for NIH Fellowships (F30: MD-PhD; F31: Pre-doctoral Fellows; F32: Post-doctoral Fellows). Currently, these NIH Fellowships do not fully cover stipends and associated costs which creates a financial disincentive for mentors to sponsor trainees in these programs. Therefore, to facilitate fellowship applications, the SOM Dean’s Office will provide a fellowship supplement (gap funding) in situations where the faculty mentor and/or the department are unable to do so:

  • F30 Fellowship Supplement = $2,000
  • F31 Fellowship Supplement = $2,000
  • F32 Fellowship Supplement = $5,500

The primary intent of this program is to facilitate an exceptional learning environment for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees and to enhance the research culture within the SOM. 

To obtain these supplements, faculty mentors can complete the NIH Fellowship Supplement Request Form on the SOM Research site (web address) and submit to the SOM Grants CARe Team along with the other F-type application materials.