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?The Evolution of the CDL?- The Clinical Data Liaison

The CDL is a role that will become a standard in the industry for companies that want to make more efficient use of limited resources: time and money.?Criterium has been utilizing the efficiencies of the CDL position since 2001. It is a successful tool we use to streamline our clinical trials.

The CDL position combines the clinical research training skills of the clinical monitor with the data expertise and discipline of a clinical data manager.? The best of both worlds.?

Within any CRO, a CDL is the link to a successful clinical trial. ?This individual has the ability to influence the three Cs of site management: connect, communicate, and control. This position is key in that he or she conducts real-time data review and facilitates centralized control of data management.?

To really improve the workflow process, the CDL is a clinical and data expert who connects team members ? sites, CRAs, and data managers ? through the use of data collection technologies that are used in a workflow that emphasizes real-time receipt and review. The ultimate benefit of the workflow that is managed through the CDL is to reduce the barriers between monitoring and data management.

Three of the most important reasons to utilize CDL?s in your study:?

REDUCES MONITORING COSTS
The CDL position combines the clinical research training skills of the clinical monitor with the data expertise and discipline of a clinical data manager. As such, CDL’s are the first to review CRF’s to make sure that the protocol is being followed.?

STREAMLINES DATA PROCESSING
They are responsible for timely review of data safety values, such as SAE’s, AE’s, lab values, and ECG’s that are critical to the safety of the patients; they do this in the context of the overall database. This is especially important, as the field monitor?s perspective is based on the review of individual site visits.


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COST SAVINGS
Because CDL’s monitor site data daily, they are able to identify potential problems before they arise thereby reducing the cost of field monitoring per patient by as much as half when compared with traditional monitoring.

Find out more about this efficient and cost-effective method of trial management:

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Claire WyntersThu, 28 Mar 2013 20:33:00 GMT

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