To build the capacity of researchers to conduct research using mobile technologies the Mobile Technologies Core is facilitating three networks.

Data Expert Network (MDEN)

MDEN is a collaborative problem-solving network comprised of staff and junior faculty who develop and share tools and documentation that enhance the reproducibility and rigor of UM studies using mobile devices. MDEN membership is open to current University of Michigan or Michigan Medicine staff or junior faculty members with experience exporting, processing, and/or analyzing mobile data in research. 

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 12:30-1:30pm. 


DIGIT-MI is where faculty and staff across the University of Michigan meet to connect, learn, and share resources that encourage the increased use of digital and mobile technologies and mental wellness measurements in research across multiple disciplines. Speakers share how-to’s on aspects of research using mobile and digital technologies.

Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month from 12:30-1:30pm. 

2022-2023 DIGIT-MI Meeting Schedule

11/7- Cathy Goldstein, Ph.D., Sleep tracking with mobile technologies

12/5- Michael Ranella, M.B.A, M.P.H. & Drew Bennett, Working with industry to enhance mobile tech studies

1/2- No meeting due to holiday

2/6- Yu Fang, M.S.E., Mobile data applications in mental health studies

3/6- Sung Won Choi, M.D., M.S. & Muneesh Tewari, M.D., Ph.D., Building a team to support studies using mobile devices

4/3- Amy Bohnert, Ph.D., M.H.S., Using televisits to deliver educational interventions 

5/1- TBD

If you are interested in attending any upcoming DIGIT-MI sessions this academic year, please use the link below to register. 

Mobile Coordinator Network (MCN)

The Mobile Coordinator Network (MCN) aims to develop and share resources that will increase the efficiency, rigor, and reproducibility of studies utilizing mobile devices at Michigan. The network will focus on:

  • Mobile study coordinator training
  • Best practices for enrolling and retaining study participants and ensuring completion of study tasks, including communication with participants
  • Standardized template instructions for app download and use, device pairing, maximizing device effectiveness, remote data collection, and other common technology needs
  • Regulatory documentation including sample IRB and information assurance (IA) language
  • The effectiveness and use of study and data management platforms

Current University of Michigan or Michigan Medicine study coordinators working or planning to work on studies using mobile technologies are encouraged to complete this interest form to receive additional information and to be considered for membership. 

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

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