Data Management


A professionally managed, secure, web based, collaborative environment in which to store files containing sensitive data.

  • Investigators view, manipulate, and save their data entirely in a protected environment without storing files on their own computers
  • Includes research software applications, such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, TreeAge, Atlas.ti, MS Office, and Matlab free of charge
  • Offers collaborative tools, such as SharePoint and the UC ReX Data Explorer, to facilitate the conduct of multi-site research studies
Free for UCSF community
Academic Research Systems (ARS)
ARS Support

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

Web-based HIPAA-compliant and secure electronic data capture and storage for research studies. Includes a mobile application for off-network data collection in areas with limited connectivity.

  • Develop data entry forms and surveys
  • Produce reports
  • Consultation available
Free for UCSF community
Academic Research Systems (ARS)
ARS Support

Data Management Consultation

Expert help with:

  • Data extraction services - first step for access to patient data sets from UCSF Medical Center (APeX) and Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)
  • Data cleaning & formatting
  • General management advice
  • Choosing platform
  • Querying existing database
  • REDCap database development
  • Grant preparation
  • Merging datasets
  • Using large public databases
  • Other data management issues
Hourly Recharge, first hour free per project
Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
CTSI Consulting

OnCore, the Online Collaborative Research Environment

Comprehensive web-based system for clinical research operations & data management.

  • UCSF preferred Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS)
  • Biospecimen Management (BSM)
  • Unified Registry Management (USM) for population identification & recruitment
  • Coverage analysis, budgeting & billing
  • Clinical tracking

New users must contact or call 415-502-2962, and complete a required UC Learning training.

San Francisco Coordinating Center

Combines scientific expertise with broad experience in managing multi-center studies, and offers access to a network of high quality, experienced clinical centers.

  • Study design, coordination and implementation
  • Measurement selection
  • Protocol development
  • Database design
  • Research study data collection via fax
  • Data quality control

Email contact

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CPMC Research Institute and UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Chantelle Thomas

Cancer Center Translational Informatics Core

Data systems and applications to directly support all clinical, biomedical and translational research goals.

  • Access & training for clinical & biomedical software tools
  • Research data management solutions such as design of data collection models
  • Biospecimen data management



Contact for more information

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Cancer Center
Thomas Cunningham