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Best Practices for Vendor Selection and Management for Data Managers: Closing the Expectations Gap

May 16, 2018

The webinar will run twice:
7 AM CT - 8 AM EST - 5.30 PM IST - 8 PM CST
10 AM CT - 11 AM EST - 9.30 PM IST - 11 PM CST




Data managers are often tasked with overseeing the data management activities of CROs and/or third party vendors. This is a huge responsibility and requires not only a skill set in data management; but also an understanding of project management, business management, and psychology to build and maintain a successful client/vendor relationships. Participants will learn the components of a well- defined SOW; how to apply a risk based approach to vendor oversight; learn simple project management tools for data management oversight activities; and learn how to identify and close gaps in expectations.

Learning Objectives

The webinar will cover the following learning objectives:
• Sponsor Responsibilities for Vendor Oversight according to ICH E6 R(2)
• Steps to Successful Vendor Selection
• Tools for Keeping Client/Vendor Relationships on a Successful Track
• Identify and Close Expectations Gaps

Who should attend

This webinar is tailored for beginning to intermediate Lead Data Managers wishing to gain confidence in selecting and managing vendors for their clinical trial.

Meet the Presenter

Dawn Edgerton

With over twenty years of experience in research computing and leading operations at CROs, Dawn Edgerton assists biopharmaceutical sponsors with CRO selection and oversight. She pays special attention to data integrity allowing the small biopharma executive to focus on the bigger picture. Dawn holds an MBA in dual concentrations of Services and BioSciences Management. She completed her Regulatory Affairs Certification in 2013. She is an active member of Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) and maintains membership in Pharmaceutical User’s Software Exchange (PhUSE), North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum (NCRAF), DIA, CDISC, and the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Earn CEUs

Participants are eligible to receive CEUs upon attendance and successful completion of a web-based assessment within 30 days after the webinar. CEUs are not granted after the 30-day assesment deadline.
SCDM is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.



Please click on the button below to register for this SCDM Webinar. The course tuitions are as follow:


  SCDM Members  Non-Members 
Individual Registration   $360  $420
Group Registration*  $960  $1,140