NESTcc Establishes Data Quality and Methods Subcommittees to Support Real-World Evidence Studies

“Our Data Quality and Methods Subcommittees are comprised of national leaders in the areas of data quality and methods standards. Establishing these subcommittees is an essential step in ensuring confidence in the quality of medical device real-world data and real-world evidence generated by partnerships with NESTcc,” –  Rachael L. Fleurence, PhD, Executive Director of NESTcc.

NESTcc has established Data Quality and Methods Subcommittees to support its efforts to conduct efficient, timely, and high-quality real-world evidence studies for medical devices. Each subcommittee will develop data quality and methodological standards, design processes for demonstrating conformance to these standards, and make recommendations for their implementation. Data quality and methods standards will build upon existing bodies of work and will leverage subcommittee members’ knowledge and experience from similar initiatives, including PCORnet, Sentinel, and MDEpiNet.

The subcommittees, announced this week, are comprised of members with a diverse set of stakeholder perspectives, including FDA, academia, industry, and society registries, who bring expertise from other national data initiatives and device-specific partnerships. Lesley Curtis, PhD, of the Duke University School of Medicine will chair the Data Quality Subcommittee while Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD, MSc of the Harvard Medical School will chair the Methods Subcommittee.

Additional information regarding Data Quality and Methods Subcommittees, including full subcommittee membership, is available at nestcc.org/governance-subcommittees.

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