The data generated from a clinical research project plays a fundamental role in determining the outcome of the research, and subsequently the direction of future research. It is therefore vital that the data management processes are robust enough to ensure that the data being collected and reported is to the highest of standards, accurately reflecting the research being carried out. Data management tools, such as a data management plan, databases and data clarification forms should be developed to help ensure high quality data.
As clinical research typically involves the collection of personal data, processes to manage personal data and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are important.
See the UoB Data Management SOP (UoB-DMA-SOP-001) (Word - 732 KB) and the UoB Data Management Policy for more information on the requirements relating to data management.