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Data Solutions Group (DSG)

The Data Solutions Group (DSG) provides comprehensive data management support with OnCore, REDCap, and report your trial data to and Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP). 

Data Management Plans

  • Developed trial-by-trial basis

  • Include data collection, affiliate site management, correlative labs, IND reporting and protocol management. 

  • The DSG can provide product data reports that include lot release information, analyte data and infusion related details for IND annual reports.

Electronic Case Report Forms

  • The DSG supports development of electronic Case Report Forms (eCRFs) for each individual trial to capture study specific data that is required to answer all objectives and endpoints.

Data Analysis

  • Early data analysis is done to confirm that data collection tools have been set up and used appropriately

  • Interim data analysis is completed for many different status reports (FDA, Sponsor, etc.) as well as for abstracts and presentations. 

  • Final data analysis includes thorough, in depth quality checks and data sets (through CISS) before being sent to the Principle Investigator at study closure.

  • At any time during a study, work with your Data Management Associate (DMA) on data requests.

OnCore and REDCap Support

  • The DSG provides support with Clinical Trial Management System (OnCore) database management.

  • The DSG can help set up a REDCap survey or database.

Dashboard Development

  • DSG and CISS collaborate in building dashboards for complex clinical trials

Data Visualization

  • The DSG works in collaboration with Principle Investigators, Biostatisticians, CTO, and CISS to perform complex data integration and analytics used for the publication of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. 

  • Specifically DSG can help generate and prepare graphs, figures, animations, tables, draft figure legends, introduction/background information, reference locating, and PowerPoint slides.

Report Trial Data to Federal Agencies

Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) –The DSG will perform the following duties:

  • Initial trial registration, amendments, and updates

  • Quarterly patient accrual reporting from opening until study closure - The DSG will perform the following duties:

  • Initial trial registration information as mandated by the NIH and FDA

  • Trial amendments and regular updates

  • Results reporting as mandated by the NIH and FDA


To request DSG services please click on the relevant links below. 

For further information, please contact DSG or email

This is a cancer center supported resource with a subsidized rate for MCC members.

Clinical Informatics Shared Systems (CISS)

Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core (BPIC) and Clinical Informatics Shared Systems (CISS) provides centralized clinical informatic services to MCC investigators. These services include access to clinical and genomic databases, data extraction and advanced analytics. 

For consultation complete, Consultation form.

For further information on services and rates please go to CISS webpage or contact CISS (

This is a cancer center supported resource with a subsidized rate for MCC members.

Cancer Bioinformatics

With a focus on data associated with a large-scale molecular studies, our services are developed on an ad hoc basis depending on the needs of the given researcher. These needs may be as straightforward as working with researchers to access tools available within the University (such as MSI). 

Requests for assistance will be placed in order of priority as listed below:

  • Projects that provide funding for Cancer Informatics experts in the core

  • Grant preparation

  • Data analysis for cancer-related projects

Cancer bioinformatics also provided assistance with experimental design involving large-scale molecular studies, write bioinformatic components of grant proposals, conduct analysis of high throughput molecular data (e.g., mRNA, miRNA, insertional mutagenesis studies, ChIP-seq), and assist with the interpretation of results. 

To request consultation, fill out the request form. For more information, go to or contact Aaron Sarver at

This is a cancer center supported resource with a subsidized rate for MCC members.

Publicly Available Datasets

The Center for Clinical Quality & Outcomes Discovery and Evaluation (C-QODE) assists data-centric research by democratizing access to clinical and non-clinical researchers. For more information please go to or contact

Publicly available datasets are available through numerous resources that is available to MCC investigators. 

These include:  

Data Sharing

The Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memo that states all federally funded data must be shared as broadly as possible by 2025. Funding agencies have already begun complying with this upcoming mandate. The NIH, for example, adopted a new Data Management and Sharing Policy as of January 2023. Investigators are required to have a data management and sharing plan in their grant proposals. Data Solutions Group can work with investigators in developing a data management plan for lab research or clinical trials. 

Research Data Services (RDS) at UMN libraries offers data management language, education, consultation, and services for MCC investigators. 

Data Management Plan Assistance

Where to Share your Data

Data Management Education 


Contact RDS at for more information. 

Data Storage (Minnesota Supercomputing Institute)

MSI provides advanced research computing infrastructure and expertise to the University of Minnesota investigators.  They provide assistance on a broad range of services including research computing, big data analysis, data mining, bioinformatics, and genomics. 

To request a consultation, go  or contact MSI at, for more information.

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