Developments in the current biopharmaceutical arena demand that clinical data management (CDM) is at the forefront, leading change, influencing direction, and providing objective evidence.
CDM needs to draw on a broad range of skills such as technical, scientific, project management,information technology (IT), systems engineering, and interpersonal skills to tackle, drive, and provide valued service in managing data within the anticipated e-clinical age.
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