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Dr. Wolfgang Eglmeier studied biology. He obtained a PhD in neuroscience in 1988. Wolfgang is working in the area of clinical development since 1988. He started as a CRA, monitoring studies in central and Eastern Europe. In the early 90s he was with a software company, which developed data management and remote data entry software. Since 1993 he holds several management positions, mainly on a European level, in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies and CROs (e.g. Head Clinical Research Central Europe for Novo Nordisk, Global Head Clinical Development for Paion, Head Clinical Operations Germany for Grunenthal). He has about 30 years of experience in all aspects of clinical development, like project and study planning, performing and management of trials, data management and reporting.
After about 25 years in pharmaceutical industry, biotech and CROs he returned to academia in September 2012. He heads now the ZKS-UW/H (Centre for Clinical Trials Witten/Herdecke University). He is involved in training students, but also in planning, running and evaluating clinical trials, either industry sponsored or academic investigator initiated trials (IITs).