UC Irvine School of Medicine is implementing the OnCore® Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS), a software system designed to help researchers track financial, subject and regulatory information.
Many major academic centers, including other University of California medical centers, have benefited from OnCore's sophisticated analytics tools. The system's implementation at UC Irvine is being led by the School of Medicine's Research Support Services team, with input from key stakeholders within UC Irvine Medical Center Clinical Informatics, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clinical Research Finance Assessment and pilot departments within the medical school.
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OnCore is a web-enabled CTMS created by Forte Research Systems® to support efficient and accurate research performance at academic medical centers, cancer centers and other health systems. It enables research teams and departments to aggregate, filter, review and manage data by protocol, subject, contract and organizational unit.
With OnCore, study teams and research administrators can streamline data collection and staff workflows across teams, calculate more accurate study budgets, track study financial performance and manage workload, as well as gain immediate insight into activities across all protocols.
Standardized information tracking assures research sponsors that investigators and study teams are proactively managing research quality assurance. Accrual status, approval time and staff workload questions become easier to answer and efficiencies become easier to identify.
Lead researchers, study teams, managers and administrators encounter many administrative complexities in managing growing clinical trial portfolios. OnCore can help to reduce or even eliminate such challenges in the following ways:
OnCore incorporates a variety of functions that support our researchers and enhance their effectiveness. These include:
School of Medicine Research Support Services (SOMRSS) creates clinical research protocol records in OnCore and builds subject-visit calendars based on the study schedule of events. At the initiation of a study, the OnCore study record is released to authorized team members for subject management and reporting.
Protocol and subject-management training
SOMRSS staff members are available at each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Grunigen Library (Orange) to:
If you are not able to attend the regular training hours, please call us at 714-456-8708 or 714-456-7608 to schedule another time and/or location.
Clinical Informatics has completed an OnCore integration project with the Quest electronic medical record system to allow Quest to automatically feed research subject demographic information into OnCore without the need to manually re-enter this data.
OnCore will automatically notify the Clinical Research Billing Unit (CRB) when subject registration is completed in OnCore.
Until further notice, please continue faxing informed consent forms to the CRB.
For more information, please email SOMRSS@uci.edu or call 714-456-8708/714-456-7608.