Database Management Core Core


  • Connie Murla


The Database Management Core is directed by Connie Murla. Mrs. Murla has 20 years’ experience in clinical data management. The Database Management Core is a unit within the department of Computing Services. The database management team’s primary responsibility is the continuing development of a proprietary web-based portal to the clinical research database. The team interfaces with researchers to ensure the efficient and accurate transfer of data from observation to electronic files for storage and analysis; monitors the data processing throughout each study’s duration; and provides investigators with study specific data sets via web-based desktop data access. The team has developed custom applications for expedited creation of study specific data sets that may contain both Pennington Biomedical data and Non-Pennington Biomedical data. This development and data storage paradigm allows the team to work with both intramural and extramural researchers.

Guidelines for Good Clinical Practices as they relate to data handling have been documented and implemented in daily tasks. The group maintains current HIPAA security rule training and works closely with the Director of Intellectual Property, Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Programmers are provided with the latest software and hardware which allow them to perform their work efficiently.