Getting Access

Here is a comparison of the three different access levels in TIES. Please request only the level of access that you require. The reviewer will review each research study description to determine if the level of access requested is appropriate.

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Features Preliminary User (Aggregate Data)

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Research Study (Report Data)

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Research Study (Reports+Materials*)

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Search radiology and pathology reports from all 18 UPMC hospitals has feature has feature has feature
Generate charts and tables from query results has feature has feature has feature
See the de-identified report text doesnot have feature doesnot have feature has feature
Save queries and case sets doesnot have feature has feature has feature
Share queries and orders with other researchers on your research study doesnot have feature has feature has feature
Order materials associated with the report* doesnot have feature doesnot have feature has feature

*Images will be accessible by Radiology Imaging. Tissue/Slides are provided by HSTB: Health Sciences Tissue Bank

Requirements Preliminary User (Aggregate Data) Research Study (Report Data) Research Study (Reports+Materials*)
Indicate affiliation with UPMC or University of Pittsburgh. has feature has feature has feature
Provide a scientific abstract describing the research study. If this is a UPMC Quality Improvement study, please provide UPMC approval documents. doesnot have feature has feature has feature
Provide the research study document(s) submitted to OSIRIS for IRB Approval* doesnot have feature doesnot have feature has feature
Provide proof of research study approval from the IRB* doesnot have feature doesnot have feature has feature

*A designation of no human subjects research is required for studies requesting tissue access from the TCRN. Please use the TCRN IRB Exempt Form.

 

 

Honest Broker Accounts

In addition to all the features of the Research Study account, a Honest Broker account also has the following features:

Features Honest Broker

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View identified patient data and original reports has feature
Change order item and order status. has feature