SPARC is a web-based research management system that integrates both research and routine clinical care work flows and has now been in operation at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) since March 1, 2012. The system provides a one-stop-shop to researchers for all service requests related to their research with a focus on billing compliance, proposal and budget development, and fulfillment data collection.
Upgrades and enhancements based on user feedback from institutions around the country include increased invoicing and billing functionality, clinical research visit and assessment tracking (currently under development), and outcome assessment using grant and publication data feeds. The product is publicly available under a BSD3 open source license.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, we encourage you to browse through the introductory materials we have provided here. The SPARCRequest website will help you gain access to a variety of helpful training tools and see what others are saying about SPARCRequest!
SPARC Collaboration Materials:
Skim over these for a broad understanding of how the system works:n introductory manuscript
Learn all about the concept behind this novel research management system: SPARC Publication
SPARC Collaboration Materials
Skim over these for a broad understanding of how the system works:
SPARC Arrow User Guide
Join our SPARC Open Source community! The SPARC community has monthly calls to discuss new features, implementation or operational issues, technical specifications, areas of new functionality that our community members show interest in, etc. To join and become an active part of our vibrant community, visit our SPARC website and click “Subscribe” near the bottom of the page!
Open Source Developer? Check out our development resources:
Github (code repository): https://github.com/sparc-request/sparc-request
Google Group (technical blog): SPARCRequest@googlegroups.com
A huge THANK YOU to all of our open source partners!!