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Data Management

At SGS, we have over 15 years’ experience in providing unparalleled clinical data management services. Our Data Managers play a key role in each clinical trial, from designing the electronic Case Report Form (CRF) to on time delivery of quality data for statistical analysis. Our team ensures completeness, accuracy and consistency of the data so that it meets the standards of quality expected for reporting to regulatory bodies. 

Our Clinical Data Management Services include:

  • Review and input on protocol design
  • (e)CRF design and review
  • Database design according to CDISC SDTM 3.1.3 or to the client’s specifications
  • Independent double data entry of hard copy CRFs
  • Electronic data capture (EDC)
  • Electronic tracking of CRFs and Data Queries
  • Validated electronic checks and data listings
  • Thorough manual review
  • Coding according standard conventions, under supervision of a physician – MedDRA, WHODRUG
  • Customized Progress Reports

EDC: Electronic Data Capture

SGS’s Data Management team has extensive experience in setting up the eCRF application in two major EDC systems: InForm™ and Rave® for Phase I to post-marketing trials. You can rely on our expertise in the creation of validation documents for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and our dedicated pool of UAT testers. Upon request, our eCRF designers also provide training on the EDC system for trial site, monitor and sponsor users.

CDISC: Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium

SGS has adopted a proactive strategy in applying the CDISC standards to clinical trials. We developed our first Implementation Guide for SDTM already in 2005, built up a CDASH based eLibrary and are able to deliver SDTM datasets at database lock.  Since then, SGS has  delivered more than 150 trials in the SDTM structure at database lock, and converted more than 230 trials to the SDTM structure for submission to the FDA.

SGS is one of only a few providers worldwide selected as a CDISC Registered Solution Provider approved for SDTM, Define.xml, and ADaM.

21CFR Part 11 Compliant

The Data Management department uses a fully validated data management software package for data entry with electronic audit trailing, validated checks, and auto-encoding.

Clinical Data Management Systems

  • Oracle 9i environment
  • Clintrial® 4.4
  • InForm™ 5.5
  • Central Designer™ 1.4
  • SAS® 8.2 & 9.1
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