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NIHR CRN appoints new Chief Information and Technology Officer

The NIHR Clinical Research Network has appointed Samantha Liscio PhD to the position of Chief Information and Technology Officer.

Set to take up her new role in April 2021, Ms Liscio’s appointment comes following an open competitive selection process.

In her new position, she will be responsible for shaping and leading NIHR CRN’s information and digital services to ensure the organisation has robust and innovative data systems in place which will support and enable the efficient delivery of research.

Ms Liscio has recently returned to the UK from Canada, where she was Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), a government-funded agency providing no-fault liability insurance to more than five million workers in Ontario, Canada.

Dr William van’t Hoff, Chief Executive of the NIHR CRN, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Samantha Liscio PhD as the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s new Chief Information and Technology Officer.

“Samantha will provide national leadership for CRN on Information Technology, Management and Security, and will work very closely with the NIHR Chief Digital Officer to define and deliver the NIHR Digital Strategy.”

Ms Liscio added: “I am excited to be joining the NIHR Clinical Research Network as the Chief Information and Technology Officer and look forward to IT being a digital enabler, allowing our stakeholders to focus on the outcomes they need to achieve, in frictionless ways that they didn’t imagine possible.”

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