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Our mission

The OCR supports the administration of clinical trials carried out by the University of Rochester Medical Center and its faculty and staff to ensure they comply with rules and regulations and produce successful outcomes. By streamlining the processes behind clinical research, we hope to empower our clinical research teams to do more high-impact clinical trials that can advance clinical discovery and offer patients and community members more options and opportunities.

How will we do that?

  • Faster approval of clinical trials
  • Helping researchers create well-constructed, standardized budgets
  • Monitoring progress with a clinical trial management system
  • Improved recruitment and retention of clinical trial volunteers
  • Assisting with regulatory compliance
  • Increasing public engagement, awareness and satisfaction with URMC clinical trials

 

Our Service Lines

OnCore

The OCR’s first priority is to implement a clinical trial management system, called OnCore, at the University of Rochester by early 2020. OnCore will provide real-time insight into operational activity, promote stronger financial management and billing compliance, and increase overall efficiency of our clinical research enterprise. Our team is engaging stakeholders across the University to ensure this product provides the support they need to be successful.

Metrics & Feasibility

The OCR is also in the process of developing a service line to help clinical research teams assess the feasibility of proposed clinical studies and develop meaningful metrics to help guide how they manage their clinical studies. This service line will also help teams navigate the hurdles and pitfalls of study start up and will provide enterprise-wide reports to help teams benchmark their success or progress.

Research Finance

The OCR will also help manage clinical research finances from start to finish. Before funding is awarded, our team will help you determine Medicaid/Medicare coverage, analyze study cost and timeline, negotiate budgets with study sponsors, and enter budget information into the OnCore clinical trial management system. After funding is awarded, we will help with invoicing, revenue reconciliations, service center payments, review of patient’s accounts, and more.

Our Team

Patricia Ames, PhD, CCRC

 

Patricia Ames, PhD, CCRC

Director of the Office of Clinical Research

 

 

 

Christine Quinn, MS, CCRC

 

Christine Quinn, MS, CCRC

Senior Coordinator for the OnCore Clinical Trial Management System in the Office of Clinical Research

 

 

 

Brittany Greco, CCRA

 

Brittany Greco, CCRA

Senior Metrics and Analytics Coordinator in the Office of Clinical Research

 

 

 

Karen Ely

 

Karen Ely

Administrative Assistant in the Office of Clinical Research