Fundamentals and Catalytic Innovation: The Statistical and Data Management Center of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 15;64(suppl_1):S18-S23. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw827.


The Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) provides the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) with statistical and data management expertise to advance the ARLG research agenda. The SDMC is active at all stages of a study, including design; data collection and monitoring; data analyses and archival; and publication of study results. The SDMC enhances the scientific integrity of ARLG studies through the development and implementation of innovative and practical statistical methodologies and by educating research colleagues regarding the application of clinical trial fundamentals. This article summarizes the challenges and roles, as well as the innovative contributions in the design, monitoring, and analyses of clinical trials and diagnostic studies, of the ARLG SDMC.

Keywords: antibacterial resistance; data; innovation.; statistics.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents* / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents* / therapeutic use
  • Data Collection
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial*
  • Education, Medical
  • Health Resources
  • Humans
  • Information Management / methods*
  • Information Management / organization & administration*
  • Information Management / standards
  • Research


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents