Data Management

Clinical Data Management (CDM) involves the collection and management of clinical research data per the regulatory standards. It allows for efficient collation of high quality data that is reliable and statistically sound, thereby reducing time, cost, and errors in the trial data analysis.

Tasks related to data management run through all stages of the clinical trial and include:

  • Designing of Case Report Forms (CRF) and other study forms
  • CRF annotation
  • Database designing
  • Data extraction
  • Data-entry and validation
  • Management of discrepancies
  • Medical coding
  • Database locking

Source: Krishnankutty, B., Naveen Kumar, B., Moodahadu, L., & Bellary, S. (2012). Data management in clinical research: An overview. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 44(2), 168.