Data Management

Quality study results rely upon the capture of quality data. At the onset of a study, the Baim Institute’s data management team ensures that all of the necessary data for a study is captured in the database and that the final dataset is clean, locked, and ready for analysis.

The Importance of Data Integrity

One of the foundational strengths of the Baim Institute is our core data management capability.  Our data management team integrates with and provides support to our other operational functions, leading to greater efficiencies in process flow and data handling. These data managers are actively engaged in monitoring the conduct of the study to ensure that it is progressing as expected.

Complementing our data management services is our electronic data capture (EDC) capabilities.  EDC technology has been a fundamental part of the Baim Institute’s data management services since 2006. We had a long-established relationship with Oracle’s InForm system as well as we have with the Merative (former IBM Clinical and former Merge’s eClinical OS). We have built more than 30 clinical databases within InForm and 22 EDC studies within the Merative (former IBM Clinical) – 15 completed and 7 studies are still active, gathering expertise in database design and proficiency in the use and support of the software.

In addition to Merative (former IBM Clinical), the Baim Institute uses currently the iMedNet EDC system. iMedNet is quickly becoming one of the preferred EDC platforms and gives the Baim Institute the flexibility to evaluate and suggest the right EDC system for a given study.

The Baim Institute currently has 10 active studies built in the iMedNet (in addition to 2 completed already). Baim is a Member of MedNet Customer Advisory Board. We have Certified iMedNet builders and dedicated iMedNet Project Manager.

In addition, we have provided EDC users management support for more than 800 global sites running studies within InForm, Merative and iMedNet.

The Baim Institute data management group provides the following services:

  • Data Management Plan Development
  • CRF Design and Review
  • eCRF and Edit Checks Design
  • EDC Database Build
  • Data Status Reports
  • Data Cleaning
  • AE/CM Coding
  • Final Data Review/Forms and Visits Locking