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Derek Petersen

Reviewer, Section Editor, Proofreader, Author




Derek Petersen is currently the Clinical Data Management Portfolio Lead for the Multiple Sclerosis franchise at Biogen in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he oversees compliance of study operations, data strategies and standards, data quality and integrity remediations, and inspection-preparedness. His experience in clinical research began in 2007 as a Clinical Site Manager for Sanford Research where he oversaw clinical site operations and compliance for an international, prospective, NIH-funded study. In 2010, he transitioned his professional-focus exclusively to the field of Clinical Data Management via a CRO and subsequent sponsors, including Baxalta and Shire, before joining Biogen. In addition to his current focus on the disease area of Multiple Sclerosis, he has worked within the broader therapeutic areas of hematology, immunology and oncology. His areas of interest have evolved to include risk-based quality assurance, data quality and integrity appraisals, machine learning, and data harmonization. He has served the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) through the Publications Committee since 2015. Mr. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and chemistry from the University of South Dakota and received his certification in Clinical Data Management (CCDMTM) in 2012.