The LDS leadership team has over 30 years in clinical trial experience in clinical data management and programming. Their careers have covered time spent with small CROs helping them get their data management services established as well as the largest CRO and pharmaceutical companies helping them to fine tune their data management processes and tools.
Starting at a small CRO Brian helped establish their entire clinical data management process and headed up their implementation of Clintrial and the processes surrounding it. Brian moved on to GlaxoSmithKline where he was instrumental in their implementation of Electronic Data Capture using Oracle InForm and their lab data processing and vendor management and relationships. Brian spent the last few years at GSK as one of the leaders of its SDTM conversion and management team and established himself as an expert in metadata management and the application of efficiencies that derive from that. After leaving GSK Brian worked for d-wise consulting for some of the larger pharmaceutical companies on how to better utilize tools and metadata to streamline their lab data processing and SDTM conversion. It was this experience and recognition of a need in the industry that led Brian to start Lab Data Solutions to work towards a higher data quality standard achieved more autonomously.
After ten years of working in several information technology positions as both a consultant and manager Derek took a position at a small CRO to manage its IT Department. He was asked to provide some help to the clinical data management staff with the clinical database management, data management and programming and it led to the need to apply his technical background in an industry where he knew his experience and abilities could make a difference. He has spent the last fifteen years doing just that. After spending several years with one of the larger pharmaceutical companies (GSK) and contract research organizations (Quintiles) Derek managed a Functional Service Provider team providing all data management services for the majority of GSK’s Phase I trials. Derek formed a team and then devised tools and sub-processes that would enable GSK to operate more efficiently and cost effectively when utilizing the FSP services. In this experience. Derek recognized the value of tools, processes and the skillsets of certain individuals that could better handle external lab and biomarker data that could save a sponsor time and money. It was this recognition and the knowledge of how useful its application could be in the industry that encourage him to join Brian to form Lab Data Solutions.