Comprehensive Informatics Resource Center (CIRC)

TRI is dedicated to advancing the use of cutting-edge informatics, providing researchers with the tools, expertise and procedures for clinical and translational research. This is done through the CIRC, a partnership with the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the UAMS College of Medicine, TRI’s BERD function, Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), and Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). TRI, as a member of the CTSA network, is part of the national effort to study and innovate the process of conducting clinical trials using informatics approaches, for both single and multi-site trials.

CIRC services and resources listed below are available via the Request Services button on this page.



Fred Prior, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Fred Prior, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
Chair, Biomedical Bioinformatics; Co-Director, CIRC


Questions about accessing data from ACH, CAVHS, or ADH? Contact:

Feliciano Yu, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
+1 (501) 364-8104

Richard Owen, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
+1 (501) 526-8117

Thomas Powell, MD
Medical Director, Office of Health Information Technology
Arkansas Department of Health
+1 (501) 603-1766