About Us

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with Westat serves as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for FARE

The DCC supports the activities of FARE and the FCN sites by providing:

  • Central IRB services
  • Assistance in design, approval, and implementation of FCN study protocols; development of Manuals of Operations and data collection methodologies
  • Analytical and biostatistical expertise for conducting a portfolio of epidemiological studies, laboratory studies, and clinical trials conducted by FARE and FCN sites
  • Support for site monitoring and site training
  • Clinical data management systems that are fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant