The Survey and Data Management Core (SDMC) provides comprehensive, high-quality survey data collection and management services that support research conducted by investigators and staff throughout the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the greater Harvard medical and research community.

The Core’s capabilities ensure that survey data collection utilizes cutting-edge methods and contemporary best practices. Services include:

  • Research protocol development
  • Survey question and assessment methodology
  • Questionnaire and interview guide design
  • Mail- and web-based survey development and management
  • Cognitive testing of new instruments
  • Qualitative research, including focus groups, cognitive testing, and key informant interviews
  • Customized database and process tracking systems for managing cross-sectional and longitudinal data
  • Identification of potential subjects and sample frames
  • Medical record review
  • Data entry, training and oversight of project staff

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