I meet with different colleagues from across my organisation (eg physicians, computer programmers, statisticians, clinicians, regulatory affairs, health outcomes, contracts) to discuss various data quality aspects of my assigned clinical trials. The objective being to ensure that by the end of my trial the data collected accurately reflects all events and tests that occurred throughout the duration of that trial and to address any anomalies (particularly those anomalies that meant the patient did not adhere to the study protocol). In this role it’s important that anomalies are addressed in a timely manner therefore placing subject safety and well-being first.
Some aspects of my studies are outsourced. This is currently a popular model in this industry as it allows staff in our company to focus on the overall project deliverables. So as a result I am in frequent contact with other third party companies (vendors) across the globe who process some aspects of our data on our behalf.
This varies from time to time but currently I work as part of a core team of six and wider team of approximately 10. In addition to this are our outsourcing partners sometimes known as ‘Strategic Alliance Partners’.
Knowing that the creative, innovative ideas that I have contributed to in my different roles have always been very appreciated particularly where leading to improvements in the way things are done.
Good communications skills are a must, and you need to be confident enough to explain your thoughts.