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Office of Biomedical Translational Research Informatics

The Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS) is a resource available to the NIH intramural community that brings together clinical research data from the Clinical Center and other NIH Institutes and Centers. BTRIS provides clinical investigators with access to identifiable data for subjects on their own active protocols, while providing all NIH investigators with access to data without personal identifiers across all protocols. Data are available from 1976 to the present.

BTRIS Functions

Active Protocols

Active Protocols

Active Protocol Data is available to NIH intramural research team members associated with a protocol.


Hypotheis Generation

Hypothesis Generation allows NIH intramural researchers to access clinical research data without personal identifiers from the NIH Clinical Center systems from 1976 to the present. View a    Limited Data Set Query video (disclaimer) for additional details.

Subject Attribution

Subject Attribution

Subject Attribution is managed through a custom application called Preferences. Users can confirm the association of a subject with an active protocol, or set thresholds for notifications and permissions related to secondary data use.

Clinical Trial Reporting

Clinical Trials Reporting allows NIH intramural researchers to assemble and format data required for FDAAA compliance. Once filing materials are complete in BTRIS, the user may automatically upload the file to


Dr. Jose Galvez
Jose Galvez, M.D.,
Chief, BTRIS
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Dr. Jose Galvez earned his BS in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MD from University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine. After receiving his MD, Dr. Galvez completed his pathology residency and informatics fellowship at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Upon completion, he joined the International Tele-Pathology Group, Virginia, as the Director of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and the Chief Information Officer.

For ten years, Dr. Galvez was the Director of Bioinformatics, an Assistant Professor of Pathology, and the Director of Electron Microscopy at the Center for Comparative Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He directed the Bioinformatics Program and provided leadership to center faculty in information management and representation issues. He also developed the UC Davis Health System’s Health Informatics Program and supported various national-level efforts, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Mouse Models of Human Cancer Consortium.

In addition, Dr. Galvez was a contractor with the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics as a Senior Clinical Informaticist. In this position, he delivered senior-level assistance to the Program Director while acting as a biomedical subject matter expert. His next position was with NCI as the Program Director of Clinical Translational Informatics, where he helped build a portfolio of all NCI-funded clinical trials. While at NCI, he also guided scientific collaborations, including the United States-Latin American Cancer Research Network in partnership with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay.

In his latest position, Dr. Galvez was the Program Director of Clinical and Translational Informatics with NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT).

As the Chief of the Office of Biomedical Translational Research Informatics, Dr. Galvez hopes to augment the data in Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS) to help researchers and patients understand what is currently available and what still needs to be studied. BTRIS is a treasure trove of information, and Dr. Galvez plans to utilize that gift to the fullest extent. For additional information about the BTRIS program, please contact Dr. Galvez.

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