Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility (CRI SRF)

Director: Eric Durbin, DrPH, MS

Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility staff

The Markey Cancer Center (MCC) Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility (CRI) facilitates collaborative research among members of the MCC through the optimal application of informatics technologies and methods that maximize the accessibility and usability of data, information and knowledge. The primary goal of CRI is to provide comprehensive and centralized data acquisition and informatics support that is readily available to cancer center members.


  • Custom database and software development.
  • Data warehousing.
  • Annotating and identifying human biospecimens.
  • Identifying patient cohorts for studies and recruitment.
  • High throughput computing.
  • Informatics consulting and grant preparation.

CRI services are prioritized by the following levels.

Priority Level  Support Service
Level 1 Collaboration with investigators having peer-reviewed studies with CRI personnel funding.
Level 2 Preparation of peer-reviewed grant applications with proposed funding for CRI personnel.
Level 3  Cancer Center pilot/feasibility projects of Cancer Center members.
Level 4 Development of other non-peer reviewed studies with request for CRI personnel funding.
Level 5  Other unfunded research projects that require limited informatics support provided free of charge.

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Markey Cancer Center shared resources are supported primarily by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute (P30CA177558). Additional support may be provided from other sources, such as chargeback systems, institutional funding and/or other grants. CCSG support allows our shared resource facilities to provide benefits to cancer center members, such as ensured access to services or subsidies to user rates.

Please use the following statement to acknowledge Markey Cancer Center Shared Resources in your research papers, publications and grant applications. (Note: Please also consider including the names of individuals from the shared resources if they provided any intellectual input or additional effort, in consultation with Markey Shared Resource directors.)

  • This research was supported by the Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center (P30CA177558).


Send an email to the CRI SRF at


Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility (CRI SRF)

2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A230

Lexington, Kentucky 40504-3381

Page last updated: 8/15/2017 10:52:46 AM