Career Description

Clinical data managers are directly involved with clinical research for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and other public, private, and academic-related research centers. They oversee all aspects of program-related data, from design and framework to collection, processing, storage, retrieval, and more, maintaining compliance with FDA and other regulations.

Academic Requirements

Most clinical data managers have a combination of education and work experience, and some hold professional certification. The Society for Clinical Data Management offers a certified clinical data manager credential. The criteria for certification includes a combination of education and work experience. Clinical data managers may hold a certificate in data management or an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in information technology or a related field.

Professional Organizations