• Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., today, announced that two members of its management team have been selected for leadership roles in prominent industry standards and education organizations.
• At the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Interchange (November 1-5) in Baltimore, MD, David Evans, chief information officer, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. was appointed as Chair to the CDISC Advisory Board.
• Mr. Evans’ term begins in January 2011and lasts one year. In this role, he will sit on the CDISC Board of Directors as a non-voting member.
• The CDISC Advisory Board is comprised of one representative from each CDISC Organizational Sponsor or Benefactor.
• On October 5, 2010 at The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) Annual Symposium in London, UK, TOPRA announced the recently elected Board of Directors. Monique Garrett, vice president, global marketing, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. was nominated and elected unopposed to the position of North America Representative on the Board of Directors.
• In this capacity, Ms. Garrett will represent North American membership while contributing toward the stated goals of the TOPRA organization. Ms. Garrett’s term was effective October 5th and will last for two years.
• TOPRA is the global organization for Regulatory Affairs professionals and for those who have an interest in Regulatory Affairs in the healthcare sector.
• Lynda Wight, executive director, TOPRA, noted, “TOPRA is focused on expanding our global presence with rich new educational programs and innovative information resources for Regulatory professionals. We are excited to have Monique join the Board representing the North America membership as this is a key region in our growth strategy.”
• Rebecca Kush, CDISC president and CEO, commented, “We welcome Dave’s contributions to the organization. His wealth of experience will play a key role in driving awareness and adoption of CDISC standards and innovations to streamline clinical research worldwide.”
• Jim Walker, chairman and CEO, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., added, “Octagon has always been actively involved in organizations such as TOPRA and CDISC that are defining the path forward for the life sciences industry. We are proud to be contributing to such diverse organizations in such meaningful ways.”
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon (octagonresearch.com) is a pioneer and leading provider of world class consulting, a breakthrough outsourcing model and game changing software unify clinical data and submission strategy for the global life sciences industry. Octagon’s eCTD and CDISC solutions provide the people, process and technology required to optimize drug development from data collection to submission. Our regulatory, clinical, process and software offerings provide a unique combination of deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in London, UK.
The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA.Org) TOPRA is the global organization for Regulatory Affairs professionals and for those who have an interest in Regulatory Affairs in the healthcare sector. Current membership is drawn from around 50 countries and members worldwide are actively involved in delivering the services needed by busy regulatory specialists. Members are drawn from industry, the regulatory agencies and the consultancy community and work in all sectors including medical technologies, biotech, borderline products and pharmaceuticals.
CDISC is a global, open, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization that has established standards to support the acquisition, exchange, submission and archive of clinical research data and metadata. The CDISC mission is to develop and support global, platform-independent data standards that enable information system interoperability to improve medical research and related areas of healthcare. CDISC standards are vendor-neutral, platform-independent and freely available via the CDISC website.