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The Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) is responsible for providing statistical leadership and facilitating all aspects of the collection, management and analysis of data for MTN studies. The SDMC manages the MTN study databases and guides Protocol Teams on the statistical components of study design, operational aspects of study data collection and analysis of study data.

The SDMC is based at the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, and is led by SDMC Principal Investigator Elizabeth Brown, ScD. A representative from the SDMC serves on the MTN Steering Committee (SC), the Biomedical Science Working Group (BSWG), and the Manuscript Review Committee (MRC). The SDMC convenes and chairs the Study Monitoring Committee (SMC).

Working closely with the MTN Leadership and Operations Center (LOC), the SDMC plays an important role in the development of well-designed protocols with appropriate study designs, ensures quality data is collected and analyzed appropriately, tracks adverse event data and laboratory specimen information, prepares reports and contributes to manuscript preparation. Additionally, the SDMC assists the LOC with protocol implementation and study site training.

View the SDMC Organizational Chart below.

Key SDMC Contacts

Elizabeth Brown
SDMC Principal Investigator  

Jen Balkus
SDMC Associate Director

Chloe Waters
Program & Portfolio Manager  

Please note that requests for secondary data analyses, ancillary study data collection and access to datasets should not be made directly to the SDMC. Information about making such requests, and the forms that are required, is located under the Resources tab, or go directly to the Ancillary Study and Data Request Forms page.

SDMC Organizational Chart
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