Accelagen Biometrics Team announcement

March 31, 2022

Accelagen is thrilled to announce that we have established a dedicated Biometrics team, welcoming Elisa Young as Head of Biostatistics, and Hana Kazda as Head of Data Management, with more new hires to follow soon.

Accelagen’s global reputation, coupled with explosive demand for local CROs to service Australia’s growing clinical trial market, has led to a significant uptick in new work and repeat business across our organisation.

This has allowed us to bring to all biostatistics and data management capabilities in-house, giving our clients access to a full clinical trial service, delivering high quality biometrics services that are both patient and regulatory focussed.

Anyone in our business knows that if there are gaps in data, you undermine the quality of the trial outcome. Our new Biometrics team is tasked with creating a streamlined, end to end process to record, analyse and report on trial data in a regulatory compliant way. We are bringing Data Management and Biostatistics under one roof and writing a recipe that aligns with clinical protocol while challenging the status quo and find more innovative ways to manage these processes. The team will be introducing a new data management platform, Veidoc, that will enable us to input and analyse data efficiently and support timelines for startup. and will become a core pillar of our business going forward.

We are hand-picking the best of the best to lead and run this team.

Elisa is a passionate clinical research professional with over 20 years’ experience in statistics, statistical programming, project management, data management and database development. She holds three degrees and has been instrumental in building and fixing biometrics departments for over a decade at leading organisations including Novotech, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Southern Star Research. Elisa was the first Australian to obtain CDISC Tabulate Certification, she is a volunteer on the CDISC Core Project, and her role will be to establish a data analysis and regulatory service that is fully aligned with the quality coming out of the other departments at Accelagen.

Hana is a highly experienced leader in all facets of clinical data management, CRF design and database development, bringing decades of knowledge in both hands-on clinical trial work and data management. She spent several years at GSK, has worked as a consultant, and was with Southern Star Research for over ten years. Her role at Accelagen will be to construct a framework of processes and systems for quality data management team, and to hire and nurture a robust team working across projects. Her uncompromising focus on quality will be an asset to our business.

Bringing years of experience and an unrivalled knowledge base, this team will ensure our regulatory frameworks, data management systems, and statistical analyses are optimised, values-driven and punching at a standard well above the industry benchmark.

We are thrilled to be building a team that will help drive our values of continuous improvement, innovation, and quality.

Welcome Elisa and Hana!