Data Monitoring Committee

WCG’s DMC Services are at the intersection of innovation and expertise. With over 1,200 global experts, and powerful statistical and programming capabilities, we deliver exceptional committee management and comprehensive reports that fuel pipeline development.

Receive proven, sound, and independent management, analysis, and reviews to keep your trial on course, with our Data Monitoring Committee Services.

Everything Rests on Having the Right Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) in Place

Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs) – independent groups of experts, typically clinicians and statisticians, who monitor patient safety and treatment efficacy data during clinical trials – are crucial for obtaining sound recommendations as to whether a trial should be continued, modified, or stopped. The need for independent insight and the role of an outside expert committee are crucial. WCG’s expertise (especially in niche focus areas) is second only to our quality of service.

True Reliability

Clear, timely communication before new projects – and accountability and transparency throughout – ensure understanding and agreement on expectations and availability requirements.

Optimize (& Likely Reduce) Costs

Our streamlined approach to DMC support hits the fast-forward button on member recruitment and onboarding with major potential for expense savings.

Independent Review 

WCG is an unbiased, objective third party who will ensure independence in your DMC. At every step, we are committed to your study’s scientific integrity.

Unmatched Experience

We’ve been working with DMCs for decades. We’ve seen it all, do it all, and will continue to be the undisputed leader in DMC services. 

Global Expert Network

Our DMCs are hand-crafted to optimize your specific trial using a roster of over 1,200 medical, statistical, and safety experts across 75 therapeutic sub-specialties and 250 global academic institutions.

Tailored Analysis & Reporting

We provide DMCs with clearly written reports that assist in assessing the risks and benefits of the interventions being studied. Our tables, figures, and text are readily interpretable because we aim for completeness and clarity.

Our DMC Services by the Numbers


DMC meetings supported in 2022


interim analyses supported in the past 2 years


rescue committees


average weeks from WO signature to fully contracted DMC

Data Monitoring Committee FAQ

WCG has deep expertise in supporting DMCs for the following therapeutic areas. This is not an exhaustive list – if you have a question about your specific study area, please get in touch and let’s discuss how our expert independent committees can help with your trial!

  • CVMD: NASH, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Heart Failure, Stroke, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Hyperlipidemia 
  • Oncology: solid tumors including bladder, brain, breast, cervix, colon, endometrium, head and neck, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate, kidney, rectum, skin, and thyroid; hematologic including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma
  • Pulmonary: IPF, PAH, chronic cough, asthma, COPD
  • Immunology: UC, Cron’s, celiac, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata, lupus 
  • Infectious Disease: seasonal and pandemic influenza, sepsis, hepatitis C, respiratory syncytial virus, clostridium difficile infection, vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection, pneumonia, herpes zoster, malaria, and HIV/AIDS
  • CNS: MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, epilepsy, rare neuromusculoskeletal disorders
  • DMC = Data Monitoring Committee
  • IDMC = Independent DMC
  • DSMB = Data & Safety Monitoring Board
  • DSMC = Data & Safety Monitoring Committee
  • SMB = Safety Monitoring Board

Absolutely! If you’re currently running a clinical trial with a DMC in place and feel it’s being mismanaged, we’re ready to take the reins. Get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Don’t Risk Your Trial with a Poorly Run Data Monitoring Committee

WCG does DMCs right. Our experience, expertise, and personalized care helps sponsors organize, define, and gain insightful expertise to bridge from clinical trial to commercialization – and beyond. Experience the WCG difference starting with a free DMC services consultation.