Data & Design Core

Tools and expertise to accelerate bold research ideas into meaningful answers 

Eisenberg Family Depression Center researchers are generating research ideas and exploring hypotheses with the aim of substantially advancing our collective understanding of depression and related illnesses, including etiology, treatment and prevention.

The Data & Design Core provides scientists with individualized guidance on study design and methods, measurement approaches, existing data sources, and analytic support. Specifically, we aim to accelerate the research process by connecting investigators to valuable existing datasets so that you can draw meaningful conclusions more quickly and efficiently. Our goal is to equip researchers with the tools needed to make meaningful advancements in the field of depression research.

Read more about our programming below, and contact our team at efdc-datadesign@umich.edu for support.

Research Incubator Program

Early-career investigators often face major obstacles to launching a research practice, including navigating resources and lack of dedicated support. Our incubator program offers individualized support to answer innovative, creative research questions by providing access to faculty expertise, analytic support and guidance on data sources, design and methods.

Applications are now open.

Data Resources – Launching soon!

 We help researchers utilize existing datasets to test their hypotheses earlier and more efficiently. Our curated data resources, including high-yield datasets and validated depression measures, help provide the tools needed to rapidly advance impactful research questions into answers.


Data Consultation – Launching soon!

 Working with data can be challenging. The Data & Design team offers one-on-one consultation to help researchers advance their untapped ideas with data science expertise.

Meet Our Team


Core Faculty Leads

Providing leadership, strategic direction and overarching guidance for the Core services, including the incubator program and data library.

Core Staff

Overseeing programming, staffing, program evaluation and strategic planning.