There are several clinical and research electronic systems used within the Consortium. Below you will find brief guides to the most common with instructions on how to access them. If you find you have questions beyond those answered here, contact Clinical Research Support for guidance.
Consortium Clinical Trials
The purpose of the Consortium Clinical Trials website is to inform potential research subjects and referring physicians of clinical trials that are currently open to accrual.
Key points about the website:
- The primary contact for treatment studies will be the SCCA Intake Office, unless otherwise specified.
- The Hutchinson website includes treatment (therapeutic) and other non-treatment trials. A brief description of the study and key eligibility criteria will be included.
- Potential benefits and risks to the participants must not be included in the study description.
- Studies examining therapy for a treatment-related toxicity may not be listed on the websites (i.e. acute GVHD studies).
- All appropriate studies will be listed on these websites unless omission is requested by the Principal Investigator.
- Cancer Consortium clinical trials information is available on the following websites:
For assistance, contact Clinical Research Support at 206-667-4520
Clinical FYI is a website that delivers current IRB-approved documents of research studies to research teams and clinicians. Clinical FYI is housed on the CORE website (Clinical Oncology Research Entrance).
Clinical Research Support maintains current versions of all study documents posted to FYI and, upon IRB approval, posts them to this secured website for use by study teams.
Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) & ClinicalTrials.gov
The National Library of Medicine's ClinicalTrials.gov website offers information for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Registering clinical trials with ClinicalTrials.gov is a federal requirement for certain trial types, and is necessary for any trial if you intend to publish research results in a medical journal. Registration must be complete prior to enrolling the first study participant.
The NCI's Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) is a comprehensive database containing all NCI-funded clinical trials. As an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, the Cancer Consortium is required to register all interventional trials with CTRP.
Clinical Research Support will register most investigator-initiated, interventional trials with CTRP and ClinicalTrials.gov following initial SRC approval, and will continue to update these registries whenever modifications to the protocol or changes in recruitment status are approved by the IRB.
Epic is the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance medical records system.
There is online training for Epic that gives a good overview of the process involved when working with a research subject at the UW. The module, which is about 20 minutes long, can be found at the UW website here.
Gateway is a database repository of mostly HSCT patient data that is managed by FHCRC. It contains data originating from LabVision, UW, SC and various SCCA and FHCRC departments.
- Patient Registration and Demographic information
- Patient Location/Status (“Census”)
- Transplant data and other patient milestones
- Protocol Registration and Consents
- Patient Information Sheet data
- Micro, Viral, Hematology, Chemistries (from UW and CHRMC)
Popular subscription reports available from Gateway are:
- Patient care list
- Arrival Schedules
- Patient information sheets
- Expired patient reports
- Other more custom subscription reports
To gain access to Gateway, go to the CORE site to request a new Alpha account.
ORCA - Online Record of Clinical Activity
Online Record of Clinical Activity (ORCA) is a web application managed by UWMC/HMC/SCCA that houses electronic patient documentation such as:
- radiology (including images)
- outpatient appointments
- provider appointments
- demographic data
- referring providers
- microbiological data and drug sensitivities
- alerts (such as falls)
To obtain access to ORCA, see our Partner Access pages and look for access to SCCA.
OWL - Optical Web Library
Optical Web Library (OWL) is a Web-based application maintained by FHCRC Clinical Research Division that houses scanned images of certain information from patients medical records and LTFU, such as:
- Information contained in the patient’s SCCA and inpatient records
- LTFU correspondence
- Flow sheets (post data abstraction)
For historical patients, the pre-transplant history is all original data, not available elsewhere.
Access is through the CORE site.
PATS - Protocol Accrual Tracking System
PATS is a Web-based application for tracking, editing, and reporting human subject enrollment on Consortium studies. PATS is designed to meet NCI human subject accrual reporting requirements by collecting study data from the partner institutions on an ongoing basis. Minimal demographic information such as ethnicity, race, age, gender, and disease site will be entered into PATS for each subject for the reporting of summary information to the NCI and other funding agencies.