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eRAP Patient Lookup 6/18/2019

This has been resolved.

eRAP is experiencing some difficulty with the Patient Lookup functionality.

We are working on the issue and will let you know as soon as it is repaired.

Reminder: New eRAP Service Desk process 5/24/2019 5/23/2019

New Service Desk process

Scientific Computing is modifying the eRAP support process. The eRAP support email automatic ticket generation will be replaced with submitting a manual ticket on the eRAP Service Desk Customer Portal. This will enable better reporting which will allow us to make necessary changes to enhance the user experience.

This change will happen on May 24, 2019.

Starting May 24, You will need to email eRAP Support User Support to get access to the eRAP service desk.  After we set up your account, we will ask that you submit a ticket on the eRAP service desk.

After May 24th, please continue to use the email address to communicate with the User Support team if you are unable to log in to the customer portal.

If you are in need of a new user account or project access, you will still need to use to submit a ticket.

eRAP Chargeback Rate 1/3/2019

For eRAP programming (custom database, custom reports, change requests or other programming) there is a charge of $120.00/hour. Requesters must provide an account number to be charged via funds transfer. Please plan funding for eRAP services in your grant applications or departmental budgets.

For new projects and help in estimating costs for significant changes to existing databases, please request the User Service Request Form directly from

New Support Process 8/13/2018

The eRAP support team is simplifying our support process. Going forward, please email to submit a support request instead of using the eRAP support request form. New user and project access requests should still happen on the eRAP support page as they are deeply tied to eRAP’s user account system. Beginning August 20th, the eRAP support request page will only contain these two forms. However, it will also contain a reminder to email for all other support requests.

You can start using today. When you submit a support request to, you will receive an acknowledgement email when the ticket for your request is automatically generated in Scientific Computing’s centralized issue tracking system (Jira Service Desk). You do not have to login into our issue tracking system. Instead, please respond to emails from our issue tracking system to communicate with the support team. The support team will be automatically notified when you respond.

We anticipate that this new support process will simplify support requests for eRAP users and allow the support team to better manage requests.

Patient Lookup Temporarily Unavailable 6/21/2018

MSDW is experiencing an unexpected hardware issue today that is causing the eRAP patient lookup feature to not function. Central IT is in the process of remediating the issue. It should be resolved within the next 2-4 hours.

Middleware Server Migration - June 18th at 10am 6/14/2018

We are migrating one of our middleware servers on Monday at 10am. This particular server hosts the eRAP label printer API and eRAP integration service (the system component that sends and receives messages to/from external systems). The switch should be seamless and require no downtime.

This is a low risk maintenance action. However, if the migration fails for some unforeseen reason that we did not detect while performing test migrations on our QA servers, we are prepared to revert back to the existing middleware server and reschedule the migration for another time.

Character Encoding Issue Resolved 5/8/2018

You may have noticed strange characters in form field and section labels over the last two days. This was a result of an issue present in our Sunday production release. We largely resolved the issue yesterday, and finished remediation today.

Though we believe the issue to be completely resolved, if you encounter malformed field or section labels in your project, please submit a support ticket to let us know.

eRAP Version 1.19.0 Released 5/6/2018

We released version 1.19.0 this weekend. This release contains many project-specific enhancements. It also brings back the New Project Request form for requesting the creation of a new eRAP project.

REDCap Now Supported by the RDS Team 5/6/2018

Beginning in April, the Research Data Services team now maintains and supports REDCap - a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

REDCap and eRAP are very similar, but both have their advantages. For example, eRAP has data integrations with other Mount Sinai systems and project-specific reporting capabilities. REDCap is self-service, allows for data collection via public surveys, and a mobile app. You can start using REDCap right now by logging in with your Mount Sinai network account.

eRAP Version 1.18.1 Released 3/18/2018

We released eRAP 1.18.1 this weekend. This release adds more meaningful sign-in validation messages and resolves a few project-specific data integration issues. 

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Custom Clinical Databases

The Electronic Research Application Portal Rapid Database Generator (eRAP RDG) is a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant web-based interactive tool for data entry and reporting. We can rapidly develop custom databases for longitudinal single and multi-site studies. Services include:

  • ✓ reporting tools
  • ✓ randomization engine
  • ✓ data upload
  • ✓ and file upload

In addition, eRAP is integrated with other Mount Sinai Health System clinical systems making sharing data between systems easy. These systems include:

  • ✓ EPIC
  • ✓ Mount Sinai Data Warehouse
  • ✓ Specimen Management Systems (Freezerworks and IPM LIMS)
  • ✓ and SCC Labs

We support calendaring services for Mount Sinai’s Shared Research Facilities and other labs throughout Sinai.

We can design a custom calendar that:

  • ✓ Includes instrumentation-specific data for efficient scheduling of your instrument
  • ✓ Is securely accessible via eRAP
  • ✓ Charges grants directly through Sinai Central and reconciles usage data for accurate billing


eRAP is supported by the Conduits - The Institutes for Translational Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine, financed by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number UL1TR000067

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