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PhUSE CS Working Groups
Optimizing the Use of Data Standards The development and adoption of data standards over the last decade has shown significant promise in improving efficiencies in the product submission and review process. However, there have also been gaps, issues and challenges in the interpretation and use of the standards. This group will identify specific gaps preventing FDA and industry from optimizing the use of standards and collaborate to close those gaps.
- Study Data Standardization Plan (SDSP) - Development of a recommended study data standardization plan early in the development cycle to optimize implementation of CDISC SEND, SDTM, ADaM data standards is the focus of this new project.
- (Re-Launched) Standardizing Data within the Inspection Site Selection Process - The FDA's Office of Special Investigations has developed a standard tool to select sites for inspection. This Working Group will complete a gap analysis of data elements needed by this tool and data elements currently represented by CDISC standards. Upon completion, the gap analysis will be submitted to the CDISC organization for consideration of development of site-level domains and other new standards.
- ADRG and SDRG Work Packages Referenced in Final FDA Study Data Technical Conformance Guide, Dec 2014
Development of Standard Scripts for Analysis and Programming With the development and implementation of industry data standards, there is a great opportunity to develop standard reporting across industry and to support the needs of FDA medical and statistical reviewers. This working group will identify potential standard scripts for data transformations and analyses across an within therapeutic areas. The goal will be to begin the process of standardizing analyses across the industry, but also include examples of what can be done with a standardized data set.
- Published Whitepapers:
- Script Repository:
Non-Clinical Road-map and Impacts on Implementation There is a need to improve nonclinical assessment and regulatory science by identifying key needs and challenges in the field and then establish an innovative framework for addressing them in a collaborative manner. The group created a framework for moving certain projects forward to support nonclinical informatics efforts and to develop specific implementation solutions and SEND.
Emerging Trends and Technologies This emerging technologies working group will be an open, transparent forum for sharing pre-competitive means of applying new technologies and is being challenged with creation of well-defined collaborative projects that will describe, prioritize, assess, and assist advancement of these opportunities. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) semantic web applications, analysis metadata, modeling, simulation, and “The Cloud”.
Semantic Technology This workgroup will investigate how W3C semantic standards can support the clinical and non-clinical trial data life cycle from protocol to submission including the representation of CDISC Foundational Standards in RDF, modeling analysis results, and representing a protocol in RDF.
- NEW: Representing a Clinical Program Design in RDF - This project will develop an RDF information model to capture, retain, reuse and share the design of clinical program.
- NEW: Representing Regulations and Guidance in RDF - This project will valuate the feasibility of representing regulations and guidance documents in RDF. If you are interested in participating in this project, please email us at: CSS-SemanticTechnologies (at) phusewiki.org
- NEW: Use Cases for Linked_Data - The pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development industry has long been constrained by two dimensional, row and column, data structures. These two dimensional data structures support multi-dimensional business processes and multi-dimensional data. The additional dimensions are often defined by non-executable, human business knowledge. Knowledge differences or gaps contribute to inefficient and/or laborous business processes. This project will document use cases for linked data in the clinical trial life-cycle. If you are interested in participating in this project, please email us at: CSS-SemanticTechnologies (at) phusewiki.org
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CSS New Project Wiki Template Page
PhUSE 2012 Archived Working Groups
Standardizing data within the Inspection Site Selection Process (Re-launched in the
Optimizing the Use of Data Standards Working Group)
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