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Data management and analysis center

The DMAC is the data management and analysis center which provides all or part of the management of clinical trials: computerised logistic assistance so as to guarantee the quality of data collected, i.e. assistance in designing case report forms, data entry and data cleaning, data tracking and security, database lock, data continuity and monitoring of patient data; expert opinion for project management, i.e. ensuring the assignment of the treatment arm by randomisation, co-ordinating data collection, data verification and possible corrections; expert opinion for protocol design, statistical analysis and medical writing.

The DMAC plays a key role in the design and analysis of clinical research projects, data management of each patient involved in testing, storage, sharing and data exploitation.

In 2007, INCa (National Institute for Cancer) approved 11 data processing centers, including that of the IPC in collaboration with member of PACA Canceropôle.
The DMAC comes in reinforcement of existing structures and operational clinical research in oncology within the region (Assitance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille and DRCI University-Hospital Center of Nice, Clinical Research Office of the Centre Antoine Lacassagne) and assists them in managing significant data. DPC is a multidisciplinary structure that combines several types of skills: methodologists, statisticians, data managers, clinical research assistants and technicians in clinical research.

The DMAC is National Institute for Cancer (INCa) labeled.


Management & contact: Lilian Laborde

Date of creation: 2006 (labelled by INCa in 2007)

Location: IPC

Staff (IPC and others):  3 biostatisticians, 3 data managers



DMAC staff

The DMAC is labeled by


Le Centre de Traitement des données est certifié ISO 9001:2008 pour ses activités de gestion des données et de statistiques.

ISO 9001

Les gestionnaires de données du CTD sont membres  du groupe des data managers académiques