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SDC Announces Third Major Expansion in Two Years

Relocates to Larger Office in Waltham, MA

SDC is proud to announce that our Massachusetts-based team members have relocated to a larger local office in Waltham. This is SDC’s third major expansion in just over two years, following the relocation of our Tempe, AZ office in December 2018 and the opening of our Massachusetts office in April 2017. SDC's Massachusetts office is now located at 201 Jones Road, Suite 110, Waltham, MA 02451.



Quality Assurance for Clinical Operations: Stress-Reducing Tips for a Successful Regulatory Inspection

Webinar August 27 at 12-1pm EDT (9-10am PDT)

While an inspection notice can raise anxiety levels across an organization, knowing what to expect can help set your team up for success. In this webinar, the Quality Assurance experts at SDC and Stiris Research will share stress-reducing tips on how to prepare for a regulatory inspection of your clinical program.

Register today at


SDC Statistical Programmers Win Best Papers at PharmaSUG 2019

Congratulations to Bharath Donthi and Lingjiao Qi

SDC congratulates Bharath Donthi, MS (Director, Statistical Programming) and Lingjiao Qi, PhD (Senior Statistical Programmer) for receiving Best Paper awards at PharmaSUG 2019. As co-authors, their submissions on "Best Practices for ISS/ISE Dataset Development" and "Automating SAS Program Table of Contents for Your FDA Submission Package" were recognized as top papers in their respective categories.



Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Innovations in Clinical Trial Data Automation

DIA 2019 Video Available Online

SDC's DIA 2019 Innovation Theater presentation on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is now available online. Presented by Richard B. Abelson, PhD (President & CEO) and Dale W. Usner, PhD (CSO & Sr. VP, Strategic Scientific Consulting), this 30-minute presentation features an overview of AI/ML applications in clinical trials, a case study featuring AI/ML deployment in clinical data services, and several lessons learned to help you integrate AI/ML capabilities in your clinical trials.

Watch the full presentation online at


Employee Spotlight 

Eric Lam, PhD

Senior Biostatistician

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Chen Quin "Eric" Lam joined SDC in 2017 as one of the first employees in our Massachusetts office. As a Senior Biostatistician, he is responsible for designing clinical trials, writing statistical analysis plans, and performing planned and ad-hoc analyses of clinical trial data. He enjoys working cross-functionally with internal teams and external clients to resolve challenging data issues and to advise on statistical analyses and concepts.

Prior to joining SDC, Eric worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Eli Lilly & Company, Singapore, and was Senior Assistant Director at the Singapore Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry. In his decade-long career in clinical trial statistics, he has supported studies across a variety of therapeutic indications such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Diabetes, Dry Eye Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Retinitis Pigmentosa to name a few. He has supported regulatory approvals in the USA, Europe, Canada, and Japan. 

Eric holds a PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University (OSU) and Master of Science degrees in Statistics from OSU and National University of Singapore. 

Based in our Massachusetts office, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys exploring the vibrant New England region and getting absorbed in the excitement of Red Sox and Patriots games!

Interested in joining our team? View our open careers and apply online today!


Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you at one of the following events.

Conferences & Meetings

September 8-10, Philadelphia, PA
September 9-12, Boston, MA
September 11-12, Houston, TX
September 24-25, La Jolla, CA
September 30-October 2, Baltimore, MD
October 2-3, Boston, MA
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