Data Requests

NOTE: The deadline for the March 2017 application period is 11:59 PM on March 31st. Moving forward, the application windows will shift to January/June of each year, and the new deadlines listed below will take effect after this current period.

The CHSI Data Request program is designed to encourage innovations in health care by providing interested researchers and students data from the Cerner HealthFacts database—a large, nationwide EHR database encompassing over 63 million patients and spanning over a period of 15 years. Innovations may encompass technologies as diverse as machine learning, information technology, decision support systems, processing modeling, data integration and reporting, social applications, and other tools that are directed towards solving any number of issues in the healthcare industry, such as constraints in medical reporting, cognitive limitations, social interactions, barriers to access, data heterogeneity, workflow efficiencies, and more.

There are two application periods open per year for interested individuals. Application deadlines for each period are as follows:

Application Begin Application End Decisions Made Deadline for Acceptance
January 1st January 15th February 1st February 8th
June 1st June 15th July 1st July 8th

For more information, please refer to the proposal guidelines.

Prior to submitting an application, students and researchers may apply for a small subset of sample data to assist in the development of a project plan. Please refer to the Sample Data & Materials Application Form for more information.

Application Period: Currently Open

Please click to access the data request application form.