Ripple Science Partners with Uptown Research Institute to Launch Living Database and Enhanced Patient Recruitment and Tracking Program

Uptown Research chose Ripple Science to strengthen and centralize how they track and maintain study participants, creating an accurate living database with data analytics for each step of the process.

Ripple Science, a SaaS company accelerating clinical research has partnered with Uptown Research Institute (URI), a contract clinical research site in Chicago, IL, to enhance their participant recruitment and tracking program. URI, a leader in clinical trials, was formerly tracking recruitment efforts, patient screening, and their participant registry using a number of different systems.

URI was interested in creating a centralized, living database to easily and efficiently understand the efficacy of their recruitment efforts and strengthen how they track and maintain study participant relationships during study participation. Ripple enables sites to build and maintain a registry of past participants to facilitate recruitment of previously screened participants. URI’s Chief Operating Officer, Diane Cohen, JD, shared why they chose Ripple, “We were looking for something that would track our patients, and provide data analytics, the same way we do. We want to understand the impact of our spend on different source efforts. Other tools simply replicated case report forms and didn’t understand the clinical side. It seemed like double the work. Ripple thinks like we think, clinically.”

URI’s Office Manager, Vanessa Hernandez, worked closely with the Ripple Science team to configure the platform to meet URI’s needs. Hernandez finds Ripple easy to use and implement, “I can already teach other people how to use Ripple. I trained someone yesterday and they are already up and running.”

Ripple Science CEO, Peter Falzon, is pleased Ripple will help operationalize URI’s research process: “URI is known for providing access to novel treatments for chronic mental health disorders and those treatments will be accelerated using Ripple as the foundation for patient recruitment.”

URI launches their program using Ripple this week.

About Ripple Science: Ripple Science accelerates clinical research with its secure, HIPAA-compliant suite of tools. By adapting sales and marketing automation to the process of patient recruitment, Ripple helps our customers recruit more participants, faster and reduces patients lost to follow-up. 
Ripple Science’s flagship product, Ripple, is currently being used by research investigators at more than 100 academic and research centers around the world, including Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania State University, University of California Los Angeles, the Brain Research Foundation Canada, University of East Anglia (UK), Cognito Therapeutics (Boston, MA) and the University of Michigan,

About Uptown Research: The URI research team has over 50 years of combined experience in neuroscience clinical trials. URI’s passion and talent in psychiatric research were recognized at the 2017 Association of Clinical Research Professionals Exposition. Our research professionals rated as finalists for “Clinical Researcher of the Year -The Americas.” Current URI research focuses on Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Cognition, Bioequivalency, and Pharmacokinetics. URI is experienced in Phase I-IV, outpatient and inpatient research.


²Ripple thinks like we think, clinically.