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Clinical Research Tools

Patient Recruitment Methods

To assist your team in drafting the Investigator Study Plan submission in eIRB, we have standardized the patient recruitment method language with the UMMS IRB. 

patient recruitment

Tools for Clinical Research

EpicEpic is the UMass Memorial electronic health record system. Primary access for research purposes is through the Data Core, and all access for research requires signed authorization from the patient or an IRB approved HIPAA waiver of authorization.  MyChart is a web portal for patients that is offered by most Epic healthcare organizations. Best Practice Advisory (BPA) is Epic's decision support tool. Both MyChart and BPAs can aid investigators in patient recruitment to clinical research.  If you are interested in leveraging any of the Epic functionalities for research, please request a consultation.


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  Epic Modification


OnCore® (On-line Collaborative Research Environment) is a comprehensive web-based clinical trial management system (CTMS) that seamlessly integrates all of the components of research activity across the research enterprise. OnCore is a product of Forte Research Systems and has been developed through collaboration with leading research organizations. OnCore supports 21 academic medical centers, 50 cancer centers, and 11 healthcare systems throughout the country.  To log in to UMMS' OnCore, go here: 



UMMS is a member of the REDCap Consortium ( REDCAP is used at UMMS for the collecting of data for research, quality and operations projects. To request UMMS REDCap Access as a new user, click here.  To log in to UMMS' REDCap Server, click here.  Visit UMASSMED REDCap WiKi (accessible within UMASSMED firewall only) for more information on this application.



The University of Massachusetts Medical School eIRB (electronic Institutional Review Board) enables researchers to manage all compliance processes for the IRB.  eIRB provides a streamlined way for researchers to create and submit protocols for human subject research and creates IRB administrative efficiencies to better serve investigators and their staff.  To log in to UMMS' eIRB, click here.


Custom Developed Apps & Applications

app development

 If you need assistance in developing custom mobile apps or other applications, please contact us.