What’s the future role of the Clinical Data Manager?

Written by Cmed

Should the Lead DM be the “conductor” of the extensive orchestra that is data management?

We are at a time of continuing advances in technology for clinical trials, with expanding volumes of data from increasingly diverse sources. If you factor in new tools and risk-based approaches for the review of data, the role of the Lead Data Manager becomes more challenging than ever before.

Kirsten Bulpitt, Clinical Data Management Director with Cmed will share her vision on the role of the Lead Data Manager as a speaker at ACDM20. This year’s ACDM (Association of Clinical Data Management) annual conference will be in Dublin on 9-10 March.

Data Managers have typically been heavily involved in the incorporation of data from different sources with an active role in the management of the flow and the quality of the data. Given the exponential evolution in data acquisition and the changes in the review and monitoring of data, Kirsten asks whether the Lead DM should look to specialize, leading to a multitude of experts focussing on defined areas, or should the Lead DM be a “conductor” of the extensive orchestra that is Data Management.

Kirsten will draw on her experience to make industry recommendations whether Data Management should be split into separate specialist functions. Or should Data Managers be prepared to diversify their understanding to ensure end-to-end control?

Kirsten’s presentation will be in the Plenary Session from 14:55 on Tuesday 10 March.

You can meet Kirsten, Stephanie Langouet, Chief Operations Officer, and Lotfi Rachedi, Senior Director of Business Development, on Cmed’s booth in the exhibition area at ACDM. To book a meeting in advance, please contact Maria Iliescu at miliescu@cmedresearch.com.