Autism Speaks' Online System for Clinical Research.
OSCR was developed as a tool to accelerate the pace of research and keep families involved in the process. As autism research grows, so does the need for information. Researchers have expressed the need for more thorough data collection about participating families. One of the difficulties has always been the length of time it takes to gather these data. OSCR will allow our team to get information to scientists quickly through a series of online questionnaires that will be continually updated in an effort to quicken the pace of autism research.
OSCR will let you begin to participate in research studies between visits. This system was also designed to ease the burden on families participating in research. The need for more data collection creates a demand on families participating that can be discouraging. Our hope is not only that OSCR will allow you to keep connected by participating before and even in lieu of in-home visits, but will also allow you to go at your own pace to work with your busy schedule.