Nick De Donder graduated as a biomedical scientist from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2007 and since 2008 has been employed by Business & Decision Life Sciences at their headquarters in Brussels. He first worked in the CRO as a Data Integration Specialist, with responsibilities for the creation of SDTM annotated CRFs, defining the mapping of the conversion process to produce SDTM datasets based on legacy data, the creation of the Define-XML and the complete quality process. After a couple of years he became a Project Manager for conversion projects. After eight years, he became Line Manager for the Data Standards team, where he is responsible for the overall management of the team, ensuring the continuity and training of new staff. Nick is a member of the SDS team for the development of the new standards and a PhUSE committee member since 2017.