In this paper, the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Innovation Committee seeks to build upon the two previous SCDM publications on the evolution of Clinical Data Management toward Clinical Data Science (Part 1 and Part 2). .
In Part 1, the SCDM Innovation Committee addressed the industry drivers contributing to the evolution of our discipline. In Part 2, the committee focused on the adoption of emerging technology required to enable Clinical Data Science (CDS). This third and last reflection paper on this series is providing insights on the evolution of Clinical Data Management (CDM) skillsets and competencies.
The path toward CDS is accelerating and the need to take urgent and decisive action has never been as critical. We hope that the three reflection papers will help all CDM professionals, from subject matter experts (SMEs) working on clinical studies to CDM leaders to better understand what CDS is and lead to the expansion of the scope of CDM by adding the data meaning and value dimensions (i.e., data is credible and reliable) and therefore contributing to the evolution of our discipline.