OnCore is a clinical trial management system (CTMS) developed by
Forte Research Systems, Inc. based in Madison, WI. It includes a suite
of clinical and translational research modules to manage clinical
research trials, patient registries and biospecimen management
activities. OnCore has been successfully implemented in 53 institutions,
24 of which are NCI designated Cancer Centers and 19 are
multi-disciplinary institutions (10 CTSAs).
OnCore is primarily an operational system. It has an extensive,
user-friendly interface designed to facilitate complex workflows and
manual data entry. Oncore’s purpose is to help research coordinators
and administrators manage the day-to-day operational activities of
clinical studies. These activities include committee reviews, budgeting,
tracking protocols and enrollments including individual patient
visits, billing for services, managing biospecimen inventories, and
reporting to regulatory agencies.
Centrally tracking these activities across all clinical studies
conducted at the University allows institutional leadership to monitor
and react to trends in research activities, compliance, and financial
OnCore’s implementation will encompass system integration with Epic,
with features such as the ability to capture patient demographics and
lab results. Additionally, CU, Forte and Epic are exploring more
advanced integration designed to provide automation and increased
efficiency for billing compliance.