Clinical data manager

Are you a clinical data manager? Are you well skilled? Then you are one of the highest demanded clinical research professionals needed.

A clinical data manager is one who is highly responsible for the success of clinical research. The goal of all clinical research is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, in-vitro diagnostics devices, and treatments to support market claims or regulatory submissions. They manage all the aspects of clinical data collection and dissemination. Clinical data managers are the keys to a successfully conducted clinical research, as they develop data collection tools best equipped for the clinical trial process and leading the decision-making process for data collection.

They ensure that clinical trial data are validated, collected, and completed in line with clinical protocols, these protocols are reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Regulatory Agencies.

As a clinical data manager, you are expected to have leadership skills for the training of team members, the evaluation of staff performance, and resolution of issues that bother on clinical data collection. They create and maintain both data management plans and case report forms. They are also responsible for ensuring that all data management activities are completed accurately to be transferred to the statistical analysis team.

Clinical data managers that are in high demand are those with advanced computer science skills. Technology is a major revolutionary change and being able to take advantage and use it efficiently is a huge plus. Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems make it more efficient to collect long term data. Clinical data managers work both in the public and private institutions; IVD companies, medical devices companies, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, and clinical research organizations (CROs).

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