Kindly read about Clinical Research – this will help us to understand Clinical Data Management better.
Clinical data management (CDM) is a critical phase in Clinical Research which leads to generation of superior quality, reliable and statistically sound data. CDM is to ensure the validity of clinical trial data and format them for statistical purposes.
This helps to produce a drastic reduction in time from drug development to marketing. CDM team is involved with the Clinical research team at all stages from commencement till accomplishment. In simple terms, Clinical data management is the process of data collection, cleaning/ validation and management of subject data in compliance with regulatory standards. Errors and missing records should be kept as low as possible to gather maximum data for analysis. For e.g. Subject data like age, gender, height, weight etc. cannot be missed out while collecting data. These demographic details will also be crucial while analysing and evaluating data. There are software tools used for managing such crucial data.
Strong technical knowledge, logical/analytical thinking, project management, computer knowledge, database maintenance including data entry, data cleaning and data validation, ability to work with a team, excellent communication skills are some of the skills required in this space.