Using OnCore at Stanford

Following the roll-out of OnCore Enterprise as Stanford’s institution-wide clinical research management system in 2018, the School of Medicine Research Office has now published “Clinical Research Management Policy: Using OnCore at Stanford," (POL-003), which explains requirements for:

—What types of Stanford studies need to be registered and tracked in OnCore

—Enrollment tracking


Researchers and their staff are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new policy and to direct any questions to the OnCore help desk for non-cancer studies or the Cancer Clinical Trials Office OnCore help desk for cancer studies.

The adoption of this industry-standard system better positions Stanford Medicine to collaborate across all Stanford groups and participate in multicenter clinical trials. In the long run, standardizing on this system will improve the efficiency, pace and impact of clinical research at Stanford, and having a centralized clinical research management system is enabling more accurate and complete management information for SoM leadership.

Later this month, a new suite of study status dashboards will be available to leadership in each SoM department. Because of an OnCore integration with the Tableau business intelligence platform, division and department chairs will have access to interactive reports and informational graphics to aid in tracking study enrollment and making informed decisions on resources. The first set of dashboards will track non-cancer studies.

The Research Office has a dedicated OnCore team to help train your staff and onboard your studies onto the system. Hands-on training sessions take about two hours. To learn more about OnCore, visit the OnCore resource webpage for non-cancer studies or the CCTO OnCore webpage for cancer research.