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Advantages to Centralized Data Management

Data transformation:

With centralized data management, data can be easily transposed, transformed and managed by experienced programming and statistical staff to suit various analysis needs of a specific study or related ancillary study.

Data security:

Data is stored securely with documentation and administration of access authorization such that it cannot be accessed unless someone is given direct privileges through a tightly controlled process. A secure central data repository also negates the need to store study related data on multiple platforms and mediums which might be lost either during or following completion of a study.

Data sharing:

COMPASS data repositories and experienced programming staff facilitate creation and export of data into different formats. Upon request, data dumps can be created in requested formats for sharing with other informatics systems. In addition, data stored in a single location is accessible by multiple sites with tightly managed viewing privileges.

Disaster recovery:

COMPASS data repositories are backed up on a regular basis and can be restored in case of server failure or occurrence of natural disasters. Hardware redundancy is also maintained at both the server and the infrastructure levels. This, along with professional server management, insures that a greater than 99% system uptime is maintained.