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Tactical Clinical Trials Data Storage

  • Service Group: Teaching, Learning and Research
  • Users: Staff

Service Description 

The purpose of the Tactical Clinical Trials Data Storage service is to provide the Heart Centre, part of the William Harvey Research Institute, and other Institutes with a secure facility for the storage of electronic trial data together with a remote access capability. The facility, created by expanding the existing facilities of the Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), is expected to have a life of approximately two years. The service is intended to provide only a hosting service in which trials can operate their data management systems which can be created using a pre-defined set of software tools managed and supported by the BCI.

Standard Features:

  • Secure Citrix portal combined with a two factor authentication service
  • Secure access to Oracle databases and associated web technologies involved in day to day research activities
  • QMCR SOE Desktop
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • SQL Developer
  • Tomcat
  • Java Net Beans
  • R Java Interface
  • SSH Secure Shell
  • 7-Zip
  • Endnote

Optional Features:

  • Stata
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Microsoft Project
  • Prism

How to access: Those who are eligible to receive the service are SMD staff involved in Clinical Trials.

Other applications on request from the BCI.


Standard Costs:
Initial set-up £6 per registered user
Maintenance and support £147 per registered user per annum
Data storage £0.34 (TBC) per GB of allocated storage per annum

These costs are subject to review by the BCI IT Team

Optional Costs: 
As advised by the BCI IT Team


Hours of Service: 24/7/365
Supported Monday to Friday 8am–6pm (excluding bank holidays and university closure days).


Contact the Switchboard
Call: +44 (0)20 7882 5555

Dependent service

This service is dependent on Infrastructure Services

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