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ACDM Data Matters eNewsletter 102 edition


Welcome to the latest edition of the ACDM Newsletter. Previously issued in a magazine format we have now moved on to an electronic format issued on a more frequent basis. Read below for news and announcements.

The 2019 AGM is being held at the Radisson Blu Schiphol Airport Hotel on Monday 11th March at 17:00. The Agenda and Resolutions have been issued to all members. 

ACDM19 Longer, Bigger and Better

The Conference is taking place in Amsterdam next week and we are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone attending. We are grateful for the Sponsorship from Phastar, Castor, Nutricia, Bioforum and Medable Inc and to all the 15 exhbitors who are joining us. 

We are so close to reaching 150 attending which was the target we set ourselves at one of the earlier Conference Committee Meetings. Delegates, Speakers, Exhibitors and Sponsors will have plenty to hear about and lots of opportunities for networking. 

We are thrilled that the majority of attendees are participating for both days of the event now that the programme has been extended. And we are excited for the Evening Event as 129 people will be cruising the canals of Amsterdam in 3 boats. As Networking Sponsor, Phastar have been kind enough to invite all dinner guests to join them for a drink back at the Radisson Blu Otium Bar after the dinner. Don’t forget your voucher. 

If you haven’t yet been convinced to Register look out for updates on Twitter – you can follow the chatter at @ACDMDataMatters and #acdm19

Nickie Griffiths, ACDM Conference Chair

New Chair of ACDM Conference Committee

Jo Marshall has stepped down from the ACDM Conference Committee. Jo has been on the Conference Committee since 2011 and became Chair in 2013. The members of the Committee would like to thank Jo for all the time she has given over these past years. We will miss her leadership and knowledge. Jo will, however, remain on the main ACDM board.

Nickie Griffiths has agreed to step into the role as Chair of the Committee. This leave us a vacant position on the Conference Committee. If you would be interesting in helping us shape the future our ACDM conferences and would like to find out more about what it involves please contact us at

CTU Data Management Expert Group Kick Off Call

A kick off meeting for the ACDM DM Expert Group for CTUs is being held on Friday 8th March at midday.  The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the new Data Management Expert group for CTU (Clinical Trial Units) to those interested in attending.  The first meeting will be mostly information gathering to find out what the group members would like to discuss.  Once established, the DME group for CTUs will be a place for information sharing, topics of interest best practice etc.  

The aim of each group is to provide a key benefit to ACDM membership with a new forum for Data Management Experts across Clinical Research to discuss topics, develop best practice and lead the way forward in their field of expertise.

If you would like to find out more or join one of the groups click here for further details or if you would like to join the first call for the CTU Expert Group please email:

The finalists for the ACDM Annual Awards have been announced and they are:

Individual Excellence in the Management of Clinical Data Award

  • Valerie Cotonnec, Servier
  • Michelle Longmire, Medable

Team Excellence in the Management of Clinical Data Award

  • Manchester CTU Data Management Team
  • CROS NT / Arithmos IoT team

Innovation in the Management of Clinical Data Award

  • Phastar clinical data ops team
  • CROS NT Data Anonymisation team

Congratulations to them all for making it this far. The 2019 Winners will be announced at ACDM19. 

03 April 2019 : NHS R&D Forum – Data Management Masterclass in a Healthcare Setting

Time: 9:00 
Location: London 
Price: £330

This is a face-to-face course taking place on 3rd April 2019 in London, run in conjunction with the NHS R&D Forum. 

Click here for further details

Training Committee Update: Tracie Lavery – Data Management Expert @ AstraZeneca

We are very excited to share with you some changes to the training provided by the ACDM. 

Our dedicated Training Committee are in the process of reviewing the training materials delivered in the past as webinars and converting these to online, on-demand training courses. Our first training to be launched is ‘Preparing for a Regulatory Inspection’ and will be available on the website very soon.

If you have any questions, feedback or recommendations please reach out or catch Tracie at the conference.

Job Listings

ACDM Corporate Members can post data management related job adverts on the ACDM Website at no charge. If you would like to post job adverts on the ACDM website you can login in here: