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Clinical Data Managers

Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Design and validate clinical databases, including designing or testing logic checks.
    • Process clinical data, including receipt, entry, verification, or filing of information.
    • Generate data queries, based on validation checks or errors and omissions identified during data entry, to resolve identified problems.
    • Develop project-specific data management plans that address areas such as coding, reporting, or transfer of data, database locks, and work flow processes.
    • Monitor work productivity or quality to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures.
    • Prepare appropriate formatting to data sets as requested.
    • Design forms for receiving, processing, or tracking data.
    • Prepare data analysis listings and activity, performance, or progress reports.
    • Confer with end users to define or implement clinical system requirements such as data release formats, delivery schedules, and testing protocols.
    • Perform quality control audits to ensure accuracy, completeness, or proper usage of clinical systems and data.
    • Analyze clinical data using appropriate statistical tools.
    • Evaluate processes and technologies, and suggest revisions to increase productivity and efficiency.
    • Develop technical specifications for data management programming and communicate needs to information technology staff.
    • Write work instruction manuals, data capture guidelines, or standard operating procedures.
    • Supervise the work of data management project staff.
    • Contribute to the compilation, organization, and production of protocols, clinical study reports, regulatory submissions, or other controlled documentation.
    • Read technical literature and participate in continuing education or professional associations to maintain awareness of current database technology and best practices.
    • Develop or select specific software programs for various research scenarios.
    • Train staff on technical procedures or software program usage.
    • Provide support and information to functional areas such as marketing, clinical monitoring, and medical affairs.


    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Persistence


    • Portable data input terminals
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    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Medical software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Data base reporting software
    • Analytical or scientific software


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