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Utah Data Coordinating Center (Utah DCC)

At the Utah DCC, our mission is to accelerate the translation of research to the bedside.

The University of Utah Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is a

Full-service Academic Research Organization (ARO) that operates a

Comprehensive Clinical and Data Coordinating Center

Our expertise. The Utah DCC supports investigators in academics, government, and industry through our expertise in:

  • Clinical Research

  • Data and Statistics

  • Technology Infrastructure

  • Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

  • Project Management

  • Medical Monitoring

  • Early engagement for study design and development

Our studies. Our University of Utah investigators and staff at the Data Coordinating Center have extensive experience designing and coordinating complex multicenter registries, observational studies, and randomized trials from concept to execution and publication. Our studies evaluate pharmaceuticals and biologics, medical devices, and medical procedures across the lifespan, from pediatrics to adults. We have a validated electronic data capture (EDC) system to meet 21 CFR §11 compliance for the submission of data to the FDA.

Our networks. The Utah DCC is proud to have supported 12 federally or philanthropy-funded clinical research networks in both adult and pediatric populations. These networks conduct research in disease or population-specific groups, leveraging longitudinal and registry data to support new, innovative research and clinical trials. The DCC plays a key role in supporting these networks and providing clinical, data, statistical and IT services, in some cases for more than a decade.

Our staff. We have 11 faculty with PhD/MD degrees to oversee and support study design, statistical analyses, and publications. Our staff also includes over 130 professionals, including Masters level biostatisticians to support our projects. Dedicated Clinical Data Managers handle our Case Report Form design, study database builds, data validation, and data management. Project managers oversee our many programs to keep enrollment on track, provide training and monitoring, ensure compliance, and manage study execution. Our regulatory affairs and quality assurance personnel assist study teams to ensure data quality and regulatory compliance. Our technology includes big-data visualization, and systems are managed by IT professionals who design and build our infrastructure and systems architecture, ensure cyber security, handle software engineering, business intelligence, and data architecture, and provide technical support and IT program management.

Administrative Services


Business Intelligence

Clinical Data Management

Information Technology

Principal Investigators

Project Management

Study Logistics & Training

Contact Us

J. Michael Dean, MD, MBA
Co-Director Utah DCC, Professor and Vice Chair for Research Department of Pediatrics

Jamie P. Dwyer, MD
Co-Director Utah DCC, Associate Dean Clinical Research, Professor of Medicine

SallyJo Zuspan, RN, MSN
Director, Research and Science

Amy M. Goodman, PhD
Director, Research and Science

Phone: 801-581-6410

Our Programs

Trial Innovation Center

CPCCRN - Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network

HCRN - Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network

EDC - Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center providing support for PECARN, EMSC State Partnerships and pediatric readiness initiatives

NEMSIS - National EMS Information System

PCCTSDP - Pediatric Critical Care & Trauma Scientist Development Program

PECARN - Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network

AHCRN - Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network

CODES - Crash Outcome Data Evaluations System

FHS - Fetal Heart Society

GJCF - Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation

NPMSC - The Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers

PCPLC - Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium

SRF - Scleroderma Research Foundation

4CYC - Four Corners National Youth Concussion Registry Project

HEAL - Helping End Addiction Long-Term

Our Partners

CCTS- Center for Clinical & Translational Science