CTTI Recommendations on Best Practices for the Use of DMCs

CTTI Project: Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs)

Webinar Presenters

  • Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP, Office of Medical Policy, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Jane Perlmutter, PhD, Patient Advocate
  • Dave DeMets, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Webinar Objective

This webinar covers CTTI's recommendations on best practices for the use of Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs), intended to enhance the functioning of a DMC, beginning with training of members. Other issues addressed by CTTI include the role and responsibilities of the DMC, composition of members, development of a charter, and communication with the trial sponsor and others. CTTI's recommendations can help to ensure the validity and integrity of a clinical trial when there is a need to periodically review accumulating safety and efficacy data and advise on whether to continue, modify, or terminate a trial based on the benefit-risk assessment.