Technologies Supporting Research

The Office of Research Affairs IT supports all aspects of the research submission and management process.  We offer our research community a suite of computing applications that aid the start of a research project through completion. All new studies must be submitted electronically through the Rush Research Portal.  Once the project has been approved by the IRB, the PI and study staff can register their research subjects to our Clinical Trial Management System ( CTMS)/OnCore System.  The study can then be managed by the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system.

Rush Research Portal


The Rush Research Portal manages all aspects of the research submission and management process. All new studies must be submitted electronically through the portal. Click here for more information about the Rush Research Portal 

Access Rush Research Portal


Rush clinical trials database

As an academic medical center, Rush is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.

Find out about studies at Rush that are open to enrollment. The database includes both clinical trials and research studies enrolling healthy, normal subjects.

For more information, email Antonio DeMarco, MRA, or call (312) 942-5097.

Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

The Office of Research Affairs and Rush IS are proud to offer REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) to the Rush research community. REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data in any environment (including compliance with 21 CFR Part 11, FISMA, HIPAA, and GDPR), it is specifically geared to support online and offline electronic data capture for research studies and operations. Click here for more information about REDCap.

Access Rush REDCap

Questions? Please email