Frequently Asked Questions

I’m having issues with OnCore, who should I contact?

We are available to call 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday at 859-562-2140. You can email anytime at

Where can I find training resources?

Training documents can be found on our training sharepoint: 
Additionally the training FAQ can be found here:

How do I get access to OnCore?

You can request access to OnCore using our line form here

How do I get my study into the OnCore system? 

First, become a member of CCTS by filling out the form here.  Once you have created a membership, use the "Request Service" link on the right of the page to fill out the form.

Where should my clinical trial payment be sent?

The finance team can provide the clinical trial central lock box physical check mailing address or the wire transfer information necessary for all clinical trial payments. Please email them for details.

What is a Coverage Analysis, and why do I need it?

Coverage Analysis is a prospective review of all items and services provided in an NIH-defined clinical trial, to determine how each item should be funded. The process involves a detailed review and application of Medicare’s National and Local Coverage Determinations (NCDs and LCDs), as well as specialty guidelines. The process informs your study team of which items can be billed to the patient/their insurance, and which will need to be funded by the study. The CA should be done before your budget is finalized, to ensure all research-related items can be negotiated with the sponsor.

At what point in my study start-up process should I submit for a coverage analysis?

Once I submit, what does the process look like?

As soon as you have a final protocol and a draft version of your consent form, you can submit your CA request here: As a reminder, this should always occur before your budget is finalized. Once your request is submitted, our CTMS team will build a protocol calendar, and the coverage analysis will then be applied to the calendar. Once the CA is completed and approved by your team, the budget can be finalized and entered into OnCore as well. (Note: there may be specific instances when an OnCore calendar is not required, so the CA may be processed in Excel. For questions about this, please contact a CRSO Coverage Analyst)

Are there fees associated with the coverage analysis?

Yes, starting on August 1, 2020 there are fees for all industry sponsored, qualifying, trials and any significant amendments.  The start up coverage analysis is $3,200 and any significant amendment will be $1,000.  Questions on if your study or amendment will be charged?  Contact the CRSO at

Other questions about coverage analysis?

More details can be found here.


Tools and Resources

CCTS PI 101 training class can be accessed here

University budget guidelines for fringe, F&A and other requirements can be found on the OSPA FAQ site here

Plan Code Request Form