Technology Innovation Award

The SCDM Annual Conference Task Force is happy to announce the initiation of the 2017 NextGen Technology Innovation Award contest. This is a call for nominations to be submitted for consideration, evaluation and selection for presentation at the SCDM 2017 Annual Conference.

SCDM strives to improve with the industry. This is why SCDM believes that the best advancements and recent innovations in clinical data management that have improved technology or processes within clinical research studies deserve recognition.

The NextGen Technology Innovation Award contest – previously known under the Data Driven Innovation Awards – seeks to identify innovation which leverages the use of novel technologies or processes and provide relevant paradigms for how it could be used in clinical trials. We seek entries from individuals or companies, whether they are sponsors, CROs, software providers, consultants, or any other valid participant in the clinical trial industry.

To enter the competition, please send your application including the technology title, a short abstract describing how your technology improves processes/ eases CDMs work/ etc, and any additional supporting documentation (PPT, video, etc) able to demonstrate the latter by email at
All submissions must be received by May 26 the latest.


May 26: Submission Deadline

June – July: Submissions Evaluation, Semi-Finalists Selection & Interviews

End July: Judges Determine the Top 3 Entries

Mid August: Coordination Call with Finalists

September 26: Finalists Presentation at the Annual Conference


Charlene Dark, Strategic Account Director – Customer Solutions Management Group, Quintiles


Manny Vazquez, Manager Clinical Data Management, PRA Health Sciences