Centralizing mobile technology resources for health researchers

The Mobile Technologies Research Innovation Collaborative, or MeTRIC, is a campus-wide initiative designed to foster knowledge sharing and create a single access point for U-M investigators who are looking to use wearables, apps or other mobile technologies in their health research.   

The collaborative–founded by the Eisenberg Family Depression Center, Precision Health, and the Department of Anesthesiology–includes multidisciplinary units from across U-M’s campus. The combined efforts of these units represent a wealth of knowledge providing a solid foundation for anyone in need of support.  

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Advantages of a collaborative 

Navigating the development, regulatory aspects, and deployment of studies that include mobile technologies can be challenging for many investigators. MeTRIC streamlines the process by bringing all the expertise and resources together - creating a centralized, collaborative space for leaders across U-M to connect, share and build knowledge that spans the entire research cycle. Our goals are to: 

  • Foster greater collaboration across mobile studies at U-M 
  • Increase efficiencies, streamline processes and reduce redundancies throughout the University
  • Ensure researchers have the information and support needed, allowing ground-breaking research to be done at scale
  • Increase utilization of mobile and wearable technology in health research
  • Elevate mobile technologies work underway at U-M
  • Set standards and become a national leader in the mobile health research space 
  • Align/enable strategic investments

Mobile technology resources at U-M

MeTRIC also provides oversite and strategic direction for three affinity groups, which are a resource for investigators and teams who are interested in using wearable and mobile technologies in health research. 

  • DIGIT-MI: U-M faculty and staff meet to connect, learn and share resources for using digital and mobile technologies and mental wellness measurements in health research.
  • Mobile Data Expert Network (MDEN): Open to U-M staff or junior faculty members with experience exporting, processing, and/or analyzing mobile data.
  • Mobile Coordinator Network (MCN): A resource for U-M study coordinators who are using mobile technologies. 

Each group provides a unique way for you or your team to connect with U-M experts to encourage the increased integration of mobile technologies into health studies. Learn more

The inaugural

MeTRIC Symposium

Don't miss U-M's first symposium exploring the use of mobile technologies in health research, Nov. 10, 2023 at NCRC.

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