Vendor Management for the Clinical Data Manager March 2011

Mar 11, 2011
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Course Description 

This course will provide the Data Manager at either the sponsor or vendor site who will be performing project management of outsourced studies the rationale for assessing outsourcing needs, the vendor selection process and the tools to facilitate communication and consultation to enhance the sponsor/vendor relationship.  Specific topics will include:

  • Determining outsourced tasks: Who, what, when, where, why
  • Selecting potential vendors: Specialty based, previous experience, word-of-mouth reports, and/or services/costs/timeliness
  • Preparing or "bid defense": Understanding company philosophy in choosing, assessing compatibility
  • Final selection/Getting started: Determining data management "scope of work," timelines, communication plan, interfacing with project manager (sponsor & CRO), data manager managing their portion of the study
  • Post-project evaluation: Lessons learned meeting, corrective action



Learning Objectives 

  • Discuss the strategy utilized in determining outsourcing needs
  • Identify the deliverables/expertise of potential vendors
  • Evaluate tools for facilitating project management tasks
  • Discuss the rationale for a “Lessons Learned” or “Post Mortem” review meeting

Who Should Attend 

  • Clinical Data Managers who are involved in determining outsourcing partners or are outsourcing providers
  • Clinical Data Managers
  • Contract administrators


Denise G. Redkar-Brown

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Course Length Time 

2 hours; 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Course Dates 

March 11, 2011                                           

Hold this course at your company! For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at (215) 413-2471.