Data Management Systems
Investigators involved in clinical research require mechanisms for collecting and managing their data with quality assurance and quality control. Building a custom data management system including electronic data capture (eDC) for each study is time consuming, expensive and a needless duplication of effort. To support the creation of coordinated and comprehensive data management systems for clinical trials and clinical studies, the Data Coordinating Center, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has utilized the following data management systems: REDCap for single/limited-site and OpenClinica or Medidata Rave for multi-site clinical trials and clinical studies. These systems were chosen to offer a wide range of services for clinical trials and clinical studies at all levels of complexity and scale, while being cost-conscientious. We have access to other data management systems if needed.