SCDM GCDMP Honored, Released in New Format

Meghan Arnold
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MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Society for Clinical Data Management’s (SCDM) Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP) document has been recognized with a place on the shortlist for a prestigious new industry award.

The document recently made the shortlist in the Good Clinical Practice Journal’s (GCPj) award category “Most Successful Company or Program of the Year in Raising GCP Standards.” Winners will be revealed at the inaugural GCPj Awards Ceremony on September 6 in London.

“A great deal of thought and planning has been put into these awards and it is our intention to honour and reward corporate and individual excellence and innovation throughout our industry,” said Jenine Willis, Editor of the Good Clinical Practice Journal. “The shortlist reflects the companies who embraced this initiative and submitted the most impressive entries.”

To fill a critical industry need for data management GCPs, SCDM created the GCDMP. This peer-reviewed GCP document consists of 20 chapters and a glossary focused on a wide variety of activities vital to the data management job function. In 2006, the Society initiated an aggressive program to add and update chapters in order to maintain consistency with quickly changing industry technology and best practices. These newly formatted chapters now can be downloaded at as a whole or individually to customize to user needs.

“This document reflects the mission of SCDM to advance excellence in clinical data management,” said Jonathan Andrus, CCDM, (VP, Clinical Data Management and Regulatory Operations, Phoenix Data Systems, Inc.), SCDM Vice Chair. “We are thrilled to release it in the new format and continue to garner industry recognition.”

Over 6000 people have downloaded the online version of the GCDMP. More than 18% of downloads in 2007 have come from outside of the Society membership; 46% of those individuals reside outside North America.