Outsourcing your biometrics separately from your clinical services brings increased data quality and access, shorter timelines and reduced costs. Implementing an overall clinical trial data strategy and data standards will maximise these savings.

At Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Europe 2021, we presented the best practices for defining an effective and efficient data strategy.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the risks of not having a data strategy and the benefits of having one
  • Learn the best practices around data strategies and standards
  • Identify the key steps in defining a data strategy and its use in standards development for CRFs and databases, data reporting and key biometrics documentation


Amanda Cross – Executive Director of Service Strategies, CROS NT

Amanda specialises in developing efficient and effective processes for clinical trial oversight and increasing customer satisfaction. A dynamic professional, Amanda has almost 25 years of operational and commercial experience in the clinical trial industry at both pharmaceutical companies and CROs.

She began her career as a statistician, moving with time to project management and customer relationship roles. During her career, Amanda has built and implemented numerous cost-effective solutions for pharmaceutical companies to help them to increase data quality, shorten timelines and reduce costs. Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.