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What does a Clinical Data Manager (CDM) do?

Posted on: 29 Oct 13


What does a Clinical Data Manager (CDM) do?

Typically, a Clinical Data Manager:

  • Reports to, and receives instructions from, the Clinical Trial Manager (CTM);
  • Assists and works closely with the CTM and Biostatistician (BST);
  • Receives Case Report Forms (CRFs) from the CTM and enters the data into the computer file;
  • Prepares the data in a format based on the instructions from, and designed by, the BST;
  • Provides the CTM and BST with solid and soft copies of the clinical trial data as needed and requested;
  • Counterchecks the completeness and accuracy of the CRFs received from the CTM; and
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the CTM.

  • Graduate of life sciences, such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, pharmacy, biology, zoology, and medical technology;
  • Preferably with some units in courses related to marketing, business, or statistics;
  • Has worked in a pharmaceutical company, or related field, for at least 3 years as Clinical Data Manager, or Clinical Research Associate.

A Clinical Data Manager, after at least 3 years, might progress to Clinical Trial Manager, or Clinical Project Manager.


Mike Wood - editor

Last updated on: 30/10/2013 15:54:50

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