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.


2017 Online Course Schedule


Start Date Title
January 23 - February 26 Developing Data Management Plans
March 13 - April 9 Managing Clinical Trials Utilizing Electronic Data Capture (EDC 2)
April 24 - May 21 CRF Design
May 22 - June 18 Metrics and Identifying Data Trends
June 12 - July 9 Processing Lab Data
July 31 - August 27 Locking the Electronic Data Capture System (EDC 3)
August 21 - September 17 Project Management for the Data Manager
September 11 - October 15 Data Standards in Clinical Research
September 18 - October 15 CRF Design
October 2 - October 22 Data Quality in Clinical Research
October 23 - November 19 Influence of the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) and Randomization on Data Collection


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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