Research Data System (RDS)

The DSS team supports a custom-programmed Research Data System (RDS) for facilitating data collection and cleaning for multi-center studies.  This system has been in use for more than twenty years and has evolved to meet the ever- changing requirements that investigators face.  The RDS is comprised of MS SQL & MySQL databases and customized web interfaces that deliver features as specified by each project, and is designed to fulfill a spectrum of needs pertaining to research data transfer, collection, cleaning, storage and analysis.

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
  • More Detail about RDS

For additional information, please contact [email protected], or complete this online form to specify study parameters and request a quote.