This application seeks funding for the Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC) (formerly known as Data Technology Coordinating Center, DTCC) for the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). The applicant, Dr. Krischer, has served as the Principal Investigator for the DTCC for the last 5 years and seeks to renew the cooperative agreement for the DMCC which supports the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). The DMCC propose to extend the systems, processes, and procedures developed successfully over the last grant cycle to accommodate the 3000 subjects enrolled on 32 current studies, contingent upon the successful re-competition of their associated clinical research consortia, addition of new studies reflecting the growth of the network, accommodation of federated databases, work with consortia that have pre-existing infrastructure (registries, patient databases, etc.) and registries, provide a user friendly website for web-based recruitment which receives over 3.4 million hits per year at present and a 4000+ member contact registry enhanced for subjects seeking enrollment on clinical trials. We will continue development of new technologies to support scalability and generalizability and tools for cross-disease data mining. Our international clinical information network is secure providing coordinated data management services for collection, storage and analysis of diverse data types from multiple diseases and geographically disparate locations and a portal for the general public and larger community of clinical investigators.

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The proposed DMCC will facilitate clinical research in rare diseases by providing a test-bed for distributed clinical data management that incorporates novel approaches and technologies for data management, data mining, and data sharing across rare diseases, data types, and platforms;and access to information related to rare diseases for basic and clinical researchers, academic and practicing physicians, patients, and the lay public.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
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