Frank Berger

Frank is currently the Head of Analytics, Global Clinical Operations, at Boehringer Ingelheim’s headquarter based in Ingelheim, Germany. He and his team develop and deliver metrics and KPIs as well as ad hoc analyses (operational and financial) to support data-driven business steering and decisions related to hundreds of clinical trials with a total budget of approx one billion Euro per year.

Frank is a physician by training and got his M.D. from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany. During the first years of his career in the pharmaceutical industry Frank published frequently in peer-reviewed journals, mostly on dementia research. Frank has more than 10 years experience as International Project Leader at Boehringer Ingelheim, successfully advancing projects through all clinical phases, from Phase I to launch.


His current interests focus on

  • efficiency in study planning, tracking and budgeting
  • understanding cost drivers (in particular, trial complexity) and improving budget accuracy
  • statistical methods, e.g. predictive modelling
  • research on clinical research (meta-research)
  • data visualization (incl. business intelligence tools / dashboards)