Compass Orientation

The Compass mission is to empower our partners with advanced health data analytics. We accomplish this through data and analytic infrastructure.

The Compass Orientation is designed to foster a successful collaboration and to ensure that we get you the requested data in an efficient manner. We need you to complete the orientation as soon as possible, with a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the personal consultation.

Our Compass New Data Request Checklist lists the information needed prior to the consultation. This information is required to meet the projected timelines. The Compass orientation will help ensure that all of the critical information is provided.

Compass Orientation – Learn who we are, what we offer, and what is needed for a custom data request

This will be a 60-minute session.

Location: This will be held remotely until further notice, please request the Zoom link via

Available dates:

  • Thursday, December 16th from 4:00-5:00 pm

  • Monday, December 20th from 9:00-10:00 am

  • Wednesday, December 29th from 12:00-1:00 pm

  • Friday, January 7th from 9:00-10:00 am

  • Tuesday, January 11th from 1:00-2:00 pm

  • Thursday, January 20th from 11:00-12:00 pm

  • Monday, January 24th from 4:00-5:00 pm

Compass Office Hours We are here to help

  • Mondays from 12-1pm - Compass will be attending COMIRB office hours to help expedite campus research activities. Please follow this link to register to attend the joint Virtual Office Hours.

  • Thursdays from 3-4pm - Please request the Zoom link via

If you are unavailable to come to office hours and would like to discuss your questions with Compass staff at a different time, please contact us at and we are happy to set up Zoom meetings or phone calls.

Campus Resources to help with Study Design and Analysis:

Learn the types of data available in Electronic Health Records and common methods/best practices for applying EHR data to answer clinical and biological research questions: EHR Data Fall 2020 - Laura Wiley.

The Center for Innovative Design and Analysis (CIDA) offers comprehensive collaboration from study design to statistical and data science analytics.