In today’s scientific and medical world, various issues in clinical trials and research have permeated every society and every field in medicine. Ethics and in particular the quality of research are two aspects of clinical research. The advances in technology have greatly helped high quality clinical data management. It is therefore of utmost importance to achieve optimum quality in the conduct, analysis and report of a clinical trial. The need to provide quality data management and training of personnel, has spurned on the creation of an Advanced Clinical Data Management Centre at the Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India. This facility has great potential to impart world class trainings and data management services for clinical trials.