Data management describes the processing of the huge amount of data that is generated during a clinical trial. A wide range of computer applications and database systems support the collection and management of subject /patient data.
The responsibilities of someone working in this area typically include:
Data managers are responsible for seeing that information is consistent and complete, and of a high quality. It is a diverse role, which may also include compiling summaries and listings of safety and producing tables that will form part of the clinical study report. Data managers may also be involved in the development and testing of new processes and systems for the management of trials and will contribute to the training of CRAs and study site investigators.
The importance of this role makes the data manager a core member of the clinical project team - interacting with clinicians, statisticians, medical writers and regulatory affairs specialists and quality assurance personnel in order to achieve project goals.
I am responsible for monitoring and evaluating the safety profile of my company's neuroscience medicines.