After Successful Pilot Program, Department-wide Roll-out Planned for OnCore

Over 10 years ago, the Stanford Cancer Clinical Trials office became the University’s early adopter of the OnCore clinical research management system. Since then, over 2,800 oncology protocols have been tracked with over 42,000 participants. Now, after the success of a broader pilot program that launched in January 2016, the OnCore system will be rolled out to the Department of Medicine and the remainder of the School of Medicine.

Already, over 700 participants are registered for OnCore, including 500 in the Department of Medicine. In addition, over 40 coordinators and research staff are actively using the system. To date, they’re tracking more than 65 projects spanning drug, device, observational, diagnostic, and procedure studies.

As a school-wide clinical research management system, OnCore will not only make research more efficient but also help Stanford plan resources and build infrastructure in support of clinical research. Without OnCore, research protocols and other tracking mechanisms existed different systems that were incapable of interacting with – and informing – one another.

About the streamlined system Department Chair Robert Harrington says, “Our clinical research mission depends on a robust infrastructure to support the faculty, the staff and the participants who are engaged every day in research across our campus. OnCore improves our foundational infrastructure and represents a significant commitment to improving the way we conduct and support many of the activities central to clinical research.”

In this video about the roll-out of the web-based system, faculty describe the opportunities afforded by OnCore and showcase some of its capabilities, including log-in via existing Stanford credentials and creation of reports, such as enrollment logs with demographics (which are very helpful for IRB submissions at continuing review) and accrual reports in the format the NIH wants.