Research Technology

The Houston Methodist Research Institute Office of Research Technology is dedicated to supporting its researchers through innovative solutions that automate administrative processes and provide hardware and software solutions. There are two components of the team:

  • Administrative Application Development
  • Lab Technology Operations

Administrative Application Development
The Application Development team consists of developers, business analysts and business intelligence specialists. We work closely with research staff and administrators to provide solutions related to clinical trials management, regulatory committees and requirements, study administration, training, educational programs and reporting. Major applications we support include MORTI (Methodist Online Research Technology Initiative), CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System), MERLIN, RI Toolbox and Scholars. We also provide reporting and analytics to help guide HMRI business decisions.

Lab Technology Operations
The research technology operations team provides application support for research-specific applications and facilitates laboratory technology operations. The purchasing of all software and computer-related items is coordinated through our office, as well as consultations regarding data storage and server solutions for large-scale projects.