Although my husband is quite hands-on, my travel schedule seems to have overwhelmed the limits of the household. Unfamiliar items have displaced carefully selected almond milk, organic whole grain bread, and green apples on every grocery list. Lacrosse pockets are unstrung, birthday gifts are waiting to be purchased, and the remodel remains in that Middle-march provincial turmoil somewhere between ancient ruins and avant-garde design theory.
A powerful reminder that real world data (RWD) is not synonymous with real world evidence (RWE). And if that isn't pithy enough--a senior statistician from the FDA revealed that the skills for integrating RWD into existing or emerging data governance strategies are evolving and certain not in the toolbox of the majority of old-school statisticians.
What can we learn? It isn't too late to bring unique skills to the data conversations. There is still time to catch up--doesn't the 5 second rule apply to data?