Campbell Alliance to Focus on the Importance of EDC Training Standards at CBI eClinical Trials Congress

March 7, 2007


Campbell Alliance, the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, today announced that Gary Tyson, Vice President of its Clinical Development practice, will be presenting at the 2nd Annual eClinical Trials Congress hosted by the Center for Business Intelligence (CBI).  The conference will be held March 12−13, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.


Mr. Tyson’s presentation, titled “Effective Training for an Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Scale-Up:  Challenges and Solutions” will discuss the importance of developing training standards during the critical rollout phase of an EDC implementation.  During the presentation he will outline a five-step approach to streamline the process including


  • Testing and revision
  • Approach to training
  • Training the clinical organization
  • Rollout to the clinical organization
  • Making continuous improvements

“Many organizations that invest in EDC systems and related process changes still fail to achieve their expected benefits due to a lack of testing and training during the rollout phase.  By the time an EDC project has reached the final stages, key team members may begin to be pulled away to other, high-priority initiatives leaving training to fall by the wayside.  Typically, clinical development organizations that gain the greatest benefits from EDC are those that keep the project momentum strong and preserve the budget necessary to support these final implementation steps,” says Tyson.


Mr. Tyson’s presentation will kick off the “Rollout and Execution Strategies” portion of the conference on Monday, March 12, 2007 at 3:45 p.m.


Mr. Tyson leads Campbell Alliance’s Clinical Development practice, which provides a range of operational improvement services to clinical development organizations within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and contract research organizations.  Mr. Tyson is a veteran of numerous EDC-related initiatives, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in process improvement, organizational design, and clinical development.


For more information on the CBI eClinical Trials Congress, please visit



About the Clinical Development Practice at Campbell Alliance


Campbell Alliance’s Clinical Development Practice includes operations improvement specialists with expertise in clinical development. This practice specializes in helping clients correct or improve the processes that are most often responsible for delays and budget overruns in clinical development.  Services include


  • Development of outsourcing strategies
  • Process improvement for data collection and management, patient recruitment, and project management
  • Organizational development and improvement
  • Electronic data capture consulting and implementation support
  • Clinical trial analytics


About Campbell Alliance


Campbell Alliance is the leading management consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  The firm's clients include most of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as numerous emerging and midsize firms.  Campbell Alliance is organized into practice areas, each specializing in a critical industry function, including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical Development, Managed Markets, and Sales.  From its locations in Raleigh, N.C., Parsippany, N.J., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City, the firm serves clients throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.  For more information on Campbell Alliance, please visit


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