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Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

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Forte OnCore Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS)

After a period of information gathering and due diligence in product evaluation, the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center (DLDCC) will be deploying Forte’s OnCore®, an enterprise-grade. Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS). OnCore will be available to priority clinical trials from DLDCC clinical investigators in a Pilot Phase ~ Spring 2014. Please check back to this website to follow the project’s progress, which will also be included within the DLDCC newsletter.

OnCore® CTMS Features

  • Secure, web-based, database solution for clinical research
  • Proven workflows based on extensive vendor and community domain expertise
  • Customizable role-based permissions for all clinical research perspectives (e.g. principal investigator, study coordinator, monitor, data manager)
  • Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) creation, adaptation and reuse
  • Calendaring, financials, regulatory, reporting, and other features supported.

Who Will Use OnCore® and How?

  • All DLDCC programs and investigators, as well as research and regulatory staff
  • Training sessions will be available for all end users
  • Prioritized approach for implementation set by the DLDCC OnCore® Steering Committee
  • Roll-out of new trials and migration of existing data for ongoing trials will be prioritized by the DLDCC OnCore® Steering Committee
  • Process changes and streamlining are expected within the DLDCC Programs

Features for Pilot Phase

  • Patient Registration for all trials
  • Standard Reporting including NCI Summary 3 and 4, Clinical and Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP)
  • General regulatory support
  • Integration with BCM Usernames & Passwords for BCM personnel

Additional features for investigators-initiated trials include:

  • Eligibility and Pilot Randomization (Permuted Block)
  • eCRFs / Electronic Data Capture (EDC)
  • Study Activation and Calendar Workflows
  • Support for Multi-Center Trials
  • Support for New Clinical Trials created in OnCore

Subject matters experts from each DLDCC program, DLDCC CTSU and Regulatory officials acted as participants for an all-day project kickoff meeting, where each presenter gave a talk on their clinical trails work scope, goals and objectives, program organization, overview of the implementation process, and data management strategies.

OnCore® implementation teams attended a 2 day immersion training, to learn about configuration options available for the OnCore® system

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