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Tactical Clinical Trials data storage

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

Other applications on request from the BCI.

Hours of Service:
Support Hours: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
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

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