Who do you trust to build your calendar?
Given the importance of the calendar in the CTMS, IU has assembled a dedicated staff of OnCore calendar builders. The calendar analysts decipher the sponsor’s protocol document—including unstructured event schedules and instructions buried in footnotes or elsewhere in the PDF—and compile that information into the calendar. Having a dedicated staff enables us to implement standards and best practices that lead to accuracy and consistency.
After each study calendar is built, we meet with the study team to analyze the calendar for accuracy before the final calendar is distributed for subject tracking and used by the other systems and processes in OnCore. As an added benefit to the study team, the calendar builders are also OnCore support specialists. Therefore, the meeting also serves as an opportunity for the study team to receive specific OnCore training on their research calendar and have all of their OnCore questions answered.