Forte Announces Winners of the Inaugural Onsemble Rock Star Awards at the 2017 Fall Conference

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Award winners were revealed, product updates were announced and the community collaborated at the 24th Onsemble conference.

2017 Forte Fall Onsemble Conference
Being able to collaborate and network with research peers is priceless

Forte, an industry-leading developer of clinical research solutions, announced the winners of the inaugural Onsemble Rock Star Award and the Award for Excellence in Clinical Research Operations during the 2017 Fall Onsemble Conference at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.

During the keynote, Shree Kalluri, Founder, CEO and Chief Customer Officer, shared with attendees what he hears every year: the best part of being a Forte customer is the Onsemble Community. “Being able to collaborate and network with research peers is priceless,” Kalluri shared. Nominated and voted by their peers, the winner and finalists of the 2017 Fall Onsemble Rock Star award embody the collaborative spirit of Forte, through their willingness to answer questions, share best practices and foster discussions across many research organizations. 

  • First place: April Firstencel from The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Second place: Inez Mattke from the University of Iowa Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Third place: Josh Fehrmann from the University of Minnesota

Winners of the Award for Excellence in Clinical Research Operations, which recognizes institutions for their performance and improvement in operations, were also announced during the keynote. The winner for Top Performance is Carolinas HealthCare System and Most Improved winner is West Virginia University.

Solution Updates
In their quest to help customers unleash their research potential, Forte announced several new updates.

Forte has released several updates to its enterprise clinical research management system, OnCore, including new financials enhancements. Forte now offers customers a feature voting board, where institutions can provide input on enhancements and vote on their priorities to help influence the product roadmap. They also launched Principal Investigator dashboards within Insights that will provide key data for PIs to know the status of their protocols and work with leadership to make the right decisions.

Forte launched updates to Data Table 1 and 2 based on the NCI guidelines that were announced earlier this year to help its customers meet the new guidelines and prepare for CCSG renewals.

New Services
More than just a technology company, Forte announced the release of new services to help customers be successful. Forte will provide services for process engineering, operations advisory services, staff augmentation and offer help with NCI and NIH annual reporting and grant submissions.

Customer Advisory Board
Forte introduced a new customer advisory board comprised of top leadership from institutions across the country, who will identify emerging trends, collaborate on industry challenges and help influence Forte’s roadmap.

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