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MILWAUKEE – The Society for Clinical Data Management announced that is has recently certified its 500th Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM).
The CCDM credential is an elite mark of excellence in and commitment to clinical data management. Approximately 160 CCDMs were certified in 2009, nearly 40% of whom live outside North America.
“The CCDM designation is recognized globally as a standard for quality data management staff,” said 2010 SCDM Chair Ralph J. Russo, CCDM. “It provides the clinical research industry with a measure of expertise.”
Since its inception in 2005, the Certified Clinical Data Manager program has enhanced the quality and professionalism of CDMs worldwide. To earn the CCDM credential, candidates must first meet minimum standards of education and experience, then pass a challenging exam testing knowledge of best practices in all areas of clinical data management. Once obtained, certification must be renewed every three years by completing education activities or retaking the exam.