Michael Montello, PharmD, MBA, was appointed Branch Chief of OIB July 2015. Dr. Montello has been with CTEP for over 20 years. He has been a member of four different Branches and one Office within the Program. He is a retired Public Health Service (PHS) Officer. More…
CTEP's Operations and Informatics Branch serves to improve the protocol development and conduct process through the use of efficient business practices and informatics tools. The creation of OIB in 2008 brought together the operations hub and informatics strength of the Protocol and Information Office (PIO) and the CTEP Enterprise System (ESYS) in one formal organization.
The PIO continues to support CTEP by collecting, processing, tracking and monitoring all protocol related information between CTEP and its extramural collaborators as well as with other CTEP and NCI programs.
The purpose of the Protocol and Information Office is to:
The CTEP ESYS is a 22 application system that allows CTEP, other NCI staff and the extramural community to enter pertinent agent and protocol related data as part of the clinical trial development process. This includes reporting information to the FDA, managing agent inventory, processing agent orders, registering investigators and associates, supporting audit activities, reporting accrual and demographic data, entering adverse event information and managing disease and agent portfolios.
The primary objectives of the CTEP Enterprise System are to: