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Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) Executive Director Elected to Clinical Data Standards Group Board  
12/12/2012 9:20:45 AM

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) today announced Executive Director Doug Peddicord, Ph.D. was named to the Board of Directors for the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC). CDISC is a global non-profit organization that has established standards to support the acquisition, exchange, submission and archival of clinical research data and meta data. CDISC standards are vendor-neutral, platform-independent, and freely available via the CDISC website. “The clinical research enterprise is data driven and ACRO members conduct approximately 50% of clinical trials globally. I am pleased to represent ACRO on the CDISC Board of Directors and offer the voice of the global CRO industry,” said Peddicord. “Establishing uniform data standards is an important step in optimizing the drug development process as we strive to make the process more efficient and less costly.” Dr. Peddicord’s three-year term on the CDISC board begins January 1, 2013.