Cancer researchers drive data sharing

The need for collaborative clinical research data sharing with outside organizations has driven the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center (UFSCC) to implement the OnCore informatics system for its clinical and translational research activities. 

OnCore, from PercipEnz Technologies, works in conjunction with the Crescendo Clinical & Translational Research Exchange, allowing investigators to share protocol, subject, and clinical data with partners, according to an announcement.

The cancer center implementation includes the OnCore Clinical Research Management platform and the Biospecimen Management product. The integrated solution aids in managing biospecimen and biorepository inventory, annotation, requisition and distribution, and correlative study samples, the announcement says.

The center's clinical trials office will be the first in the UFSCC roll-out the system. Once that group is running, the cancer center will tend to other oncology research departments throughout the university.

Research collaboration is a need being increasingly met by software vendors. As reported earlier this year, PercipEnz rolled out Version 9.0 of the OnCore clinical research management system. The update, like its predecessors, was guided by collaborative projects in which researchers from various cancer centers described their needs for system functionality. And Aris Global unveiled its solution for clinical research data management, agCapture, which permits integration with third-party software.

- here's the announcement