Research Data System (RDS)

RDS is comprised of a set of servers that run web and database applications and customized off-the-shelf software that enable decentralized data collection, centralized and remote data editing, and operation of a centralized database structure designed to collect, transfer, clean and store data for epidemiologic studies.

Key system features include:

  • Range of data input options: fax/scan using optical character recognition, web entry
  • Powerful and flexible data dictionary and ongoing query generation
  • Real-time access to study data
  • Real-time audit trail and meta-data audit trail
  • Comprehensive customizable reports to support effective study management
  • Web-based support for the publications process
  • Compatibility with SAS to facilitate data analysis
  • Rapid database lock
  • Secure data storage

 

For additional information, please contact dss@psg.ucsf.edu, or complete this online form to specify study parameters and request a quote.