AOCID units

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Clinical Operations 

Medical Affairs and 
Health Economics

Medical Affairs & Health Economics


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Clinical Research Education


Clinical Operations

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Andreas Faeh​​Brigitte Gallo
Clinical Operations

From idea to evidence

Clinical research is the heart of AOCID’s activity, and the clinical operations (CO) unit is the engine that drives it. From ideas to planning, from monitoring to analysis and publication, at each of these phases of clinical studies, the CO unit manages and coordinates the workflow to ensure their proper execution–thanks to the diverse expertise within the unit.

The CO unit has three clinical study teams (Trauma, Spine, and CMF) plus a service-pool team to provide back-office support. Each clinical study team is headed by a senior project manager serving as the primary point of contact for his/her designated clinical/TK divisio​n. 

Victor Diaz 
Victor Diaz

Senior Project Manager CMF and Trauma
Katrin Simioni 
Katrin Simioni

Senior Project Manager

Senior project managers (SPM)

  • Interface with clinical divisions/TK in developing new study ideas.
  • Are responsible for the overall management of clinical studies in the team’s portfolio, especially in aspects of study quality, budget, and resource planning.
  • Function also as project managers​​

Project managers (PM)

  • Oversee internally the implementation (and completion) of assigned studies in collaboration with the clinical divisions, the principal coordinating investigators, and AOCID colleagues.
  • Liaise with external partners, such as 1) obtaining ethical approval in collaboration with the study sites, 2) study site training

Clinical research associates (CRA​)

  • Monitor study practice on-site and off-site to ensure compliance for the purpose of data integrity and study subjects protection
  • Control data quality and review case report forms
  • Support project managers in developing study related documents


  • Study assistants (SA): supports clinical studies with all administrative needs. SA support PMs in data quality check, data cleaning, creating clinical study forms, etc.
  • Imaging research associates (IRA): medical image management, quality check, queries, and archive. IRA also assists the data manager with the electronic data capture system​