Clinical Research Support

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. 

Direct Use of PATS v. Form Submittal

You are required to directly enter the subject enrollment into the PATS system after enrollment on the study by end of next business day. If you are unable or the system is unavailable, the PATS Research Subject Data Form can be faxed to 206-667-6068.

Accessing PATS

PATS is accessed through the CORE (Clinical Oncology Research Entrance) secure website. To obtain a User ID and password, click on the button below. (NOTE: If you already access FYI through CORE, your existing account will be modified to include PATS.)

Navigating PATS

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.

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