University of Iowa purchases system to facilitate clinical trials management

Starting in January 2020, a team was formed to evaluate the need for a Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) for the University of Iowa research community.  After gathering input from various research groups and stakeholders, it was determined that there was a need for a CTMS and working with purchasing, a request for proposals was initiated.  Six vendors were reviewed, interviewed and evaluated.  Of those six, the three that had the most comprehensive systems were chosen to present to the research community.  The research community provided feedback and Advarra OnCore was selected.  We are pleased to announce that the University of Iowa has finalized a contract with Advarra OnCore. 


We are in the beginning stages of implementing this enterprise CTMS that will help establish standard processes available to all clinical studies across the University of Iowa Healthcare. Processes supported by this CTMS include study planning (with budgets), financial tracking and management, study calendars, regulatory management, and data capture all in an environment that is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. 


A 9-month implementation process for this system will start in March 2022.  If you would like to learn more about this new resource please contact Kristy Mahan,