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Daniel Plotkin

Clinical Data Manager

Daniel joined the Clinical Trials Unit of the Primary Care Health Sciences Department in October 2021, with responsibility for all aspects of the data management of a variety of clinical trials including SYMPLIFY, DIAMOND, DEFINE, ALABAMA and PRINS. Daniel oversees the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the respective trial data platforms, ensuring successful submission of trial data for statistical and clinical analysis.   

Prior to joining the Nuffield Primary Care Health Sciences Department, Daniel worked as clinical data manager in the Department of Tropical Medicine & Global Health at the University of Oxford, under Professor Sir Peter Horby, leading the operational administration and management of the ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium) - WHO COVID-19 clinical data platform, eventually gathering acute clinical COVID-19 data from 62 countries around the world. 

Before the University of Oxford, Daniel worked as clinical data manager in the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit at UCLH (University College London Hospitals), overseeing the submission and quality of clinical data for two later phase ovarian cancer trials.   


The DIAMOND study — Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford


DEFINE — Oxford University - Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit



Selected Publications

Features of 20133 UK patients in hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol: prospective observational cohort study.

Docherty AB, Harrison EM et al  British Medical Journal (BMJ) 2020 May 22


What is the recovery rate and risk of long-term consequences following a diagnosis of COVID-19? A harmonised, global longitudinal observational study protocol.

Sigfrid L et al   British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open. 2021 Mar 10;11(3):e043887. PMID: 33692181


Global outbreak research: harmony not hegemony.

ISARIC clinical characterisation group. The Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;20(7):770-772. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

PMID: 32502433


Characterisation of in-hospital complications associated with COVID-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: a prospective, multicentre cohort study

Thomas M Drake et al. The Lancet (2021)