Datacenter Department of Surgery

In 1987 the surgical oncology trial office was founded by Prof. Dr. Cock van de Velde, and in 1990 renamed to Datacenter Department of Surgery. The Datacenter facility is available for clinical investigators of the LUMC and external parties.

The Datacenter expertise includes single and multicenter trials and registries, both national and international.  Researchers and physicians who would like to start clinical research can contact the Datacenter for support for all stages of the project from protocol to publication. This involves prospective registrations and phase II, III, and IV trials.


The extensive list of the Datacenter support options includes services for all stages of the project. For example:

In the start-up stage of the project :
• Project coordination
• Protocol development
• Feasibility
• Submission to different authorities
• Finances and contracts
• Development eCRF/database (CASTOR or ProMISe)

Initiation and conduct of the project:
• Trial- and datamanagement
• Start-up participating centers (multicenter trial)
• Register and randomise patients
• Datacleaning
• Central and on-site monitoring
• Daily contact
• Safety desk
• Annual safety and other reports
• Trial updates (newsletters, mailing, presentations, etc)
• Generate SPSS datasets

The Datacenter consists of a head, trial managers, senior data managers, data managers and research assistants. The Datacenter works in close collaboration with (clinical) researchers, project managers and PdD students. The Datacenter has a structural cooperation with the Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics.

Costs depend on the requested services. Start-up costs are applicable for every project. Other costs may be on a per patient basis, or on the basis of a certain amount of work (fte).

More information and support
If you would to know more about the support, please contact the Datacenter for a first consult to discuss all possibilities.

During opening hours (between 8.30 and 17.00)
Telephone: (071-52)63500
Location: J-10-70; route 704

Please contact the Datacenter in an early stage of the project to prosper and shorten the process.