Health Data Resources

The Translational Research Institute (TRI) maintains and continuously updates a collection of observational data. Observational data are collected from previous studies, surveys, registries, electronic health records or administrative data such as insurance claims or other payers’ data.

TRI’s Health Data Unit serves as a single point of access for investigators to obtain observational data and technical services in support of comparative effectiveness, epidemiologic, patient-centered outcomes, health policy and other research.


  • Determining the feasibility of utilizing observational data resources for a particular research objective
  • Identifying the most appropriate data resource for a particular research question
  • Assisting with the completion of data use agreements and regulatory documents
  • Identifying programmer resources and potential collaborators
  • Consulting on comparative effectiveness research design issues
  • Conducting preliminary data analyses and custom queries of data to identify potentially available sample sizes based on research inclusion criteria

The TRI maintains and houses these core data resources:

UAMS Enterprise Data Warehouse
IMS LifeLink PharMetrics Plus™ Database

Agreements with the organizations below provide researchers with expedited access to datasets:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Data Repository
Arkansas Department of Health

The TRI maintains a compendium of national observational data that includes pricing information, contacts to acquire the data, and potential collaborators:

Public Use Database Compendium
National Data Resources



Program Leadership

  Bradley Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
John “Mick” Tilford, Ph.D. | Biography