Research IS Discovery Day

Research IS Discovery Day


The Department of Research Information Services at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute will be hosting its second annual RIS Discovery Day on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Roberts Center for Pediatric Center for Research conference rooms 1120 A/B. Presentations will be in room 2180. The mission of Research Information Services (RIS) is to deliver information and technology-based services and solutions that enable and extend both the scientific and administrative capabilities of the CHOP Research Institute, as well as steward the technology resources those solutions and services require.

Why Should You Attend?

This special event is a unique opportunity to discover and discuss technology services and solutions provided by Research IS that support your work within the CHOP research enterprise.

Meet Vendors

Meet with industry-leading companies about their latest products and solutions.

Hands-On Training

Sit down with our specialists and demo our products. Share with us your feedback and challenges. Staff will be available throughout the event.


Challenge the Shaz!

Interested in free prizes? A trivia buff? Think you have what it takes to challenge the “Shaz”? Come to the “Challenge the Shaz!” table and test our resident master of movies to win a prize.

CHOP Pet Therapy and Mini-Horse Visit!

Take your mind off work with some friendly dogs at the CHOP pet therapy booth (Available from 10:30am -12:30pm) and with miniature horses around the shuttle drop off point at Roberts (Available from 1:00pm-2:00pm).

Lunch provided for attendees!

Register at our registration table and receive a blue food ticket.


Roberts Center
First floor, rooms 1120A/B and Second floor, room 2180 (presentations). Food will be located on the 2nd floor outside of the presentation conference room. In order to receive food please attend a presentation and/or visit the tables on the 1st floor where you will receive a food ticket.

Presentation Agendas

Time Concept Description Presenter
11:15am - 11:40am HPC Overview of Research High Performance Cluster

John Daniels, Principal Systems Engineer

11:45am - 12:05pm RIS Devices Demonstration of RIS Ordering System Jen Brown, IS Support Analyst III
12:10pm - 12:25pm Research Safety Programs Overview of Research Safety Programs Denise Melvin, Director, Research Safety Programs
12:30pm - 12:55pm Kubernetes Basics of application containerization and cloud native paradigm and the kubernetes deployment platform for containerized workloads here at CHOP. John Daniels, Principal Systems Engineer
1:00pm - 1:20pm CORES Facilities Administration iLab Core Facility Management System Overview.

Sean McSorley, Research CORE Facilities Finance Manager

1:25pm - 1:45pm OnCore Clinical Trial Management System Zeena George, CTMS Business Analyst III
Meredith Romaniello, CTMS Business Analyst II
Anjani Villa, CTMS Business Analyst III
1:50pm - 2:10pm REDCap REDCap Beyond the Basics Lara Lechtenberg, Redcap Admin III
Lindsay Berrigan, REDCap Admin II
2:15pm - 2:35pm Rubrik & Code42 Overview of new Research data backup and recovery. Kathy Stewart, IS Systems Engineer III
Jason Kern, IS Support Analyst III
2:40pm - 3:00pm CIRRUS Overview of the CIRRUS Self-Service Portal. Rimon Mikhael, IS Systems Engineer I