Data Coordinating Center
The Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is a component of the Clinical Trials Program in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. The DCC supports and is engaged in collaborative clinical research projects which are NIH- or industry-funded data coordinating centers. DCCs play a critical role in coordinating and implementing large multi-center randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and other types of clinical research studies, bringing expertise in planning, conduct, monitoring, analysis and reporting and in data management, quality control and quality assurance, and information technology support for trial monitoring and communication, all needed to complement the clinical investigators’ content expertise.
The DCC collaborates in protocol development and takes responsibility for statistical design and data analysis. The DCC provides case report forms (CRFs) and data management; statistical analysis; collaborates in manuscript preparation; and provides study training, coordination and quality assurances, including coordination of the activities of the data and safety monitoring board (DSMB), the protocol review committee (PRC), the executive and steering committees, and other standing committees. Additional activities may include support of ancillary study activities; support for study drug distribution; and development and maintenance of websites or online resources for the studies.
More information on the Data Management Systems used can be found here