MS, CCRP, Sr. Alliance and Partnerships Lead
Dan Otap is a Senior Alliance & Partnerships Lead within Genentech’s Research and Early Development unit (gRED). Dan’s clinical trial operations and compliance background uniquely position him to provide attuned insight into relational site engagement. Dan serves on various internal Roche/Genentech work streams related to clinical trial execution and innovation. He holds positions with the Association of American Cancer Institute (AACI) as well as the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS). Dan has presented at various clinical research conferences and has authored multiple peer reviewed publications spanning clinical trial topics ranging from Community Oncology Practices, to overall site/sponsor relationships.
Prior to his arrival at Genentech, Dan established his career in oncology clinical trials at various world-leading institutions. His first position was a Research Study Assistant within the Department of Neurology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). In 2011, Dan was recruited to Columbia University Medical Center to become the Clinical Research Manager within the Department of Neurology, Division of Neuro-Oncology. In 2012, he took on a dual appointment between the CUMC Department of Neurology and the Clinical Research Management Office (CRMO) within the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC). He was instrumental in the creation of an internal QA/Monitoring Division within the Cancer Center.. He subsequently was appointed as the Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs within HICCC, and oversaw all regulatory submission processes, compliance/monitoring/auditing activities, DSMC/PRMC managers, Multi-Site Operations, and IND Office processes, which assisted clinical investigators with correspondence with the FDA. His last site based position was at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Pasadena, CA. where he served as the Executive Director of Community & Affiliate Practices, focusing on development of clinical trial infrastructure across 30+ satellite locations across southern California.