SCDM Education Portal

Online Courses

Ever changing technologies, processes and guidelines surrounding clinical trials and clinical data management make this an exciting time to be a CDM professional.

Choose SCDM’s online learning program to keep your knowledge and skills current in this evolving industry:

  • Earn continuing education credits (CEUs) to maintain certification and advance your career
  • Courses are designed and taught by practicing CDMs who are experts in their field
  • SCDM is recognized worldwide as a leader in continuing education and professional development for the clinical data management industry

Flexible, dynamic learning environment

Our online learning courses are specifically designed for adult students seeking to balance their professional, personal and student lives. Unlike a traditional class that meets at a designated day and time, students are allowed one week to complete each lesson. You set the schedule; all materials are accessible any time of day or night. Estimated weekly time commitment is 8-10 hours.

SCDM online courses draw students from a variety of backgrounds, industries and geographic locations. Students share and apply their unique real-world experience through vibrant class discussions and gain practical understanding through group projects.

SCDM is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for these courses.


2018 Online Course Schedule


Start Date Title
January 29 - February 24 Selecting and Implementing Electronic Data Capture (EDC1)
February 12 - March 11 Metrics and Identifying Data Trends
March 5 - April 1 Project Management for the Data Manager
April 02 - May 06 Developing Data Management Plans
May 07 - June 03 Managing Clinical Trials Utilizing Electronic Data Capture (EDC2)
June 04 - July 01 Processing Lab Data
August 13 - September 02 Influence of the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) and Randomization on Data Collection
August 27 - September 23 Data Quality in Clinical Research
October 08 - November 03 Locking the Electronic Data Capture System (EDC3)
October 22 - November 18 CRF Design

Call for Instructors 


Are you an expert in one of the fields above? Do you wish to "give back" to the discipline and transmit your knowledge and experience to CDMs accross the world?

Then don't hesitate and contact to learn more on how to become an SCDM Online Course Instructor!


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