Data Access

computer with graphics downloadGet clinical, genetic, or radiology data by using one of our self-serve tools.

For your next study, use DataDirect or EMERSE, which are available free of charge for faculty researchers and their study team members to access both discrete variables and free-text string data from the electronic medical record (EMR). 

These self-serve tools offer access to a variety of clinical data, including:

  • Diagnoses
  • Encounters
  • Labs (ordered and results)
  • Medications (ordered and administered)
  • Procedures

Read more: Self-serve tools

Too complicated? Also request a custom data extract from our experienced programmers. If your data needs are too complex for our self-serve tools, we can pull a custom data set for you – to be delivered once, or on a scheduled, ongoing basis. 

Read more: Custom Data Requests



  • Precision Health Analytics Platform Documentation Site – Available via Level-1 U-M login credentials, this site contains user guides, data dictionaries, and other tools and resources to get U-M researchers started with using the Precision Health Analytics Platform to facilitate their research.
  • DataDirect User Guide – Available via PDF download, the DataDirect User Guide includes step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and resources for completing frequently-used tasks. Please note that as DataDirect evolves, concepts presented in the User Guide will remain accurate, but the screenshots may vary slightly within the DataDirect tool.



Contact us or call (734) 615-2100 

North Campus Research Complex, Building 400, 1600 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

A list of Data Office contacts is available in the Personnel Directory