The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute provides human infrastructure that accelerates health research and strengthens collaboration among clinical, community, and campus partners.

Illinois REDCap

Since its campus-wide launch in May 2019, more than 400 people have used Illinois REDCap for their research projects. Not only is REDCap a useful tool for Illinois investigators—it is an essential component of the campus SHIELD infrastructure.


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Investigators across campus turn to IHSI for expertise, tools, and support for health sciences research and translation.

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Since its launch in 2014, IHSI has been a central part of health sciences research at Illinois. We create opportunities that strengthen our research enterprise and foster innovation across campus.

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IHSI works throughout the research cycle to address the needs of patients and community members. We build partnerships based on equity and trust that help create a healthier society.

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SHIELD CU launches in partnership with OSF HealthCare

Based on the successful University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign SHIELD testing program, SHIELD CU is launched to help restore the health and vitality of Champaign County.

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