The CRI’s development of an enterprise Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) to unify, standardize, and modernize clinical research efforts across the BSD continues on track this spring. Since the source code development phase began in August 2017, our team has been working to develop the key components of the system, and are currently on schedule with this development process. The team’s Continuous Integration development method has each iteration of the software in the hands of testers and stakeholders early and often and allows early detection of any potential code integration issues.
CTMS Business Owner and Executive Director of the Office for Clinical Research (OCR) Bethany Martell introduced the CTMS project to an audience of UChicago faculty and staff at the OCR Town Hall meeting last Friday.
OCR Town Hall meetings focus on issues relevant to clinical and translational research at the University and provide a venue for continual training and education. They are open to all faculty and staff.
The CRI-led Clinical Trials Management System project, which began in October of last year, will enter its source code development phase on Wednesday, August 9. This phase will be officially launched at a meeting attended by key stakeholders across the BSD and UCM. Updates throughout the development phase will be available on the CRI website. Learn more about this project and meet the team here.
We’re happy to announce that Alex Lapson and Don Starkey have joined the Center for Research Informatics to lead our newest major project, the management and development of a BSD-wide clinical trials management system.
Alex Lapson, Senior Program Manager, has more than twenty years of project and program management experience with a range of high-profile clients. In coordination with Don and our Manager of Programming Brian Furner, Alex is responsible for the daily direction of the CTMS project.
Don Starkey, Lead Web Applications Developer, is the technical lead for the project. Bringing more than twenty years of experience in programming, software architecture, and application development, he will design our software solution and guide a team of developers to bring this project to fruition.
Welcome, Alex and Don!
Following a competitive proposal process, the Center for Research Informatics has been selected to lead the development of an enterprise clinical trials management system to be used for clinical research efforts across the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division. The project was officially launched last week at a meeting led by Dean Kenneth Polonsky and attended by the Advisory Group for the project, a broad group of information technology leaders from across the University.
Over the coming months, the CRI will lead the process of designing and building a new system and integrating it with the BSD information systems already in place. We are now building our team for this project – see the job opening for a Senior Program Manager here. As the development phase is completed, this team will lead a new branch of the CRI dedicated to maintaining the system and supporting BSD clinical informatics as a whole.
The CRI is excited to be taking on this ambitious, high-impact project and we look forward to keeping you updated as our team grows and work on the system progresses.