CRIC Cancer Research Informatics Core

Report
Presented by,
Aarti Vaishnav, MS
CRIC Director
We are a team of 13 full time programmers and
about 10 part time students.
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USC Norris Cancer Center
USC Cancer Hospital
LAC-USC County Hospital
CHLA
CTSA – USC
Preventive Medicine Dept (Epidemiology and
Population Studies)
Patient
Registry
Cancer Center
Website
Scientific
Committee
(CIC)
EMR Systems
Protocol
Management
Tools
Publication
Management
QA
Committee
IRB Systems
Protocol CRF
Membership
Data
DSMB
Committee
Red Cap
Population
Based Studies
Grant Data
Management
Shared
Resource
Support
Clinical trials
Billing systems
CTRP/Clinical
Trials.gov
Document
Management
Specimen
Management
Hospital
Registry DB
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Manage Servers
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Provide PC Support
We have moved these tasks to a centralized
USC KECK IT Support Team since middle of
last year.
CCSG (Infrastructure)
22%
36%
CISO
Admin/Website
23%
Cores/Business Office
10%
9%
Recharge
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CISO serves as a centralized unit to oversee
the clinical research infrastructure and assist
investigators in their conduct of clinical trials
and translational research projects
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Staff : 60 +
Investigator Initiated Protocols : 49
Total Open protocols : 170
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Support Patient Registry
Data collection for all in house (Investigator
Initiated Trials)
Summary Reports
Protocol Tracking and Management
Document Management
Interaction with istar (IRB)
User support
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CIC : Clinical Investigation Committee
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DSMC : Data Safety Monitoring Committee
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QAC : Quality Assurance Committee
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Phase I Committee
All reports used by these committees are
generated by CRIC.
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Manage CC Website
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Support all other cores
(automated ordering, tracking and management)
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Manage CC Member data
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Manage Publications data
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Manage Grants/Proposal data
Active CCMember
List
(Author Name + Keywords +
Date Range)
Missing publication
are added manually
Download from
PubMed eUtils Web
Service
Auto Assign Program
for each publication
based on current
membership
Review by CC
Members
(Email is sent to
member for review)
Batch Upload to the
website
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Lab/Specimen Management projects
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Prevention studies
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Disease Specific cohort projects
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Support Consortium databases (ex : NANT)
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Other Misc projects.
We use a in-house developed framework called
CAFÉ:
Common Application Framework Extensible
CAFÉ uses VB.net and SQL server
We use SQL Reporting Services for all Reports
Integrated Features
 Audit Trail
 Access Tracking
Role based Security
 Automated Message System
Fully Customizable
 Remote Login
 Record Locking
 Integrated Reports
Dash boards
Easy Deployment
Reusability of forms
Automated Data dictionaries
Over a 100 Café Projects have been created over the last 5 years to
support various types of Research Activities at USC.
We are working on making free CAFÉ license
available to anyone who wants to use it.
License will be available by May 2011.
Please contact :
Aarti Vaishnav
Director, Cancer Research Informatics Core
3234427711
[email protected]
For additional Information, please visit:
http://cafe.usc.edu

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