Protocol Accrual Tracking System (PATS)
The Protocol Accrual Tracking System (PATS) is a Web-based application that provides a standardized way to enter, track and report accruals on Cancer Consortium studies primarily. PATS interacts with the existing processes at each Cancer Consortium institution where it makes sense to do so. PATS is regularly updated to include the most up-to-date status of the studies taking place at each of the Consortium’s member institutions. PATS works on secure Web connections and meets all of the current privacy protection and security regulations.
Criteria for Studies Subject to Enrollment Reporting
All cancer-related studies led by Fred Hutch investigators and Cancer Consortium members have accrual reported to NCI for the Cancer Center Support Grant except:
- Retrospective data analysis
- Data repository studies
- Clearly NOT cancer-related (i.e., Diabetes, Heart Disease, etc.)
Cancer-related, non-interventional studies have always been required by the Core grant so will continue to be. In the past, if accrual was not entered in PATS, it was acceptable to report in aggregate or CRS would reach out to those studies at time of report. However, CCSG is now requiring data on race/ethnicity and gender, which will make aggregate reporting more challenging.
The PATS Process and User Documentation guide provides detailed information about the application and includes visuals, definitions and tips to help navigate the system. First-time users should review the "Getting Started" section of the manual before beginning.
Use your Fred Hutch, SCCA or UW login and password to log into PATS. To request access to a protocol, search for the study of interest, click on the protocol, and then find information about the protocol on the top half of the page. (Below that, you will see a “Request Access.”)
When you click the "Request Access" button, the request will be sent to the PATS administrators. If you are not a listed contact, they will send an email to the Investigator and Primary Study Coordinator asking for permission.
If you are using UW login credentials and have problems accessing PATS, send an email to CIT_Informatics@fredhutch.org for assistance.