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We regret to inform you that the MATURE Conference originally scheduled for April 16-17, 2020 is postponed to later this year due to the COVID-19 meeting restrictions. We do apologize for this inconvenience. Please note that the conference will be rescheduled for later in 2020. Thank you for your understanding.


This two-day workshop brings together a diverse community to:

  • Review the current state of maturity models applied to research informatics in clinical and translational science.
  • Review indexes for measuring research informatics maturity.
  • Formalize plans for operationalizing these indexes as services to the community.

WHEN: April 16-17, 2020
April 16: Full Day; April 17: Half Day

WHERE: Regenstrief Institute, 1101 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

The agenda will include a half day of presentations on maturity models followed by a day of breakout sessions, with networking time provided over lunch and in the evening.

Organizations committed to improving health through research such as the CTSA and AAMC are developing IT maturity models for strategic planning. Establishing a common interoperable research informatics and IT (research IT) infrastructure for clinical and translational science is a core goal of the NIH CTSA program. This goal suggests that each hub has the appropriate organizational structure and processes to establish sustainable research IT services that support both local and inter-institutional research studies and clinical trials. This workshop will review that visionary promise in the context of research informatics.

Through the lens of institutional maturity, experts in the field will examine underlying theories and existing use cases of maturity models for research IT at academic medical centers. With the goal of formalizing an ongoing practice in the use of maturity models as tools for institutional planning, the workshop will engage attendees in sessions to develop or further refine maturity indexes for research IT and to define plans for operationalizing the indexes.


  • Peter Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA – Regenstrief Institute
  • Boyd Knosp, MS, FAMIA –  University of Iowa
  • Adam Wilcox, PhD – University of Washington Medicine
  • Nicholas Anderson, PhD, MS  – UC Davis Health
  • William Barnett, PhD – Harvard Medical School