ACCESS involvement has been designed to require minimal effort from participating sites. If your site is deemed a suitable candidate a member of the ACCESS team will contact you to ask a few questions about the site’s computer systems and patients seen. Next, a member of ACCESS will work with your IT team to install the data extraction software and configure it to your network. We recognise that every clinic and laboratory is a bit different so rest assured that the software will be configured to work with your local requirements.
Once the software is installed, data extracts will take place once per month on a schedule of your choosing. We recommend that sites nominate a staff member to serve as liaison for technical issues but otherwise there are no ongoing requirements from your service. We also recommend that each site nominates a site investigator who will receive regular updates on ACCESS, opportunities to co-author journal articles, and annual site reports.