- Services:Operations Maintenance & SupportSoftware Development
The NINDS is the owner of mission critical systems like the Purchasing On-line Tracking System (POTS) and Protocol Tracking and Management System (PTMS). POTS is an electronic purchase request submission, approval and tracking system that is currently being used by 26 Institutes and Centers (ICs) at NIH.
PTMS is a secured web-based information management system designed to make the clinical protocol submission, review and approval processes more efficient, well organized, and accurate throughout the life cycle of a clinical research protocol. PTMS is a multi-tier web-based application that utilizes open source J2EE technology with Oracle database.
NINDS is responsible for application and infrastructure management, including, but not limited to, system development, operations support, system maintenance, and system enhancement for POTS and PTMS.
POTS streamlines the procurement process and allows purchasing staff to send requisitions directly into NBS without requiring double entry, thereby enhancing productivity and efficiency. Over 20,000 orders are sent each month, saving at least $1.2 million a year in labor costs. This greater efficiency has also allowed many ICs to process more orders with less staff and to funnel their savings into research rather than administration to better support the NIH.
PTMS is currently used by NIH Combined Neuroscience IRBs (white and blue panels) which include NINDS, NIMH, NEI, NIAAA, and NIDCD. In addition, the system was recently deployed to NHGRI and will soon be utilized by NIDA, NIDDK/NIAMS, NIEHS and NIDCR. This application enables the Principal Investigators (PI) to initiate protocol reviews, monitor review processes, view status changes, and quickly respond to requests for additional information by the protocol reviewers. In addition, it allows the protocol coordinators (PCs) to manage the entire Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval process. Currently system supports around 5000 users, and around 30 institutes.
NeevSys is using its proprietary custom development methodology, to design, build and test the Java and .NET based application. The methodology has been well received by NINDS. Our methodology extends the NIH’s EPLC methodology and is fully integrated with the phases of EPLC.
NeevSys successfully got awarded the option year in July 2013.