Mar 29, 2018 Meeting Notes

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Mar 29, 2018

Present First Name Last Name Affiliation
Kevin Snyder FDA
Elaine Thompson FDA
Kevin Cahill EPL
Bill Varady Boehringer-Ingelheim
Yes Bob Friedman Xybion
Stephen MacMannis Pfizer
Fred Mura PDS
Yes Anthony Fata SNBL
Yes Hanming Tu Accenture
Yes Bill Houser Bristol-Myers Squibb
Yes Atul Mishra Pfizer
Yes Jared Slain MPI Research
Drashtti Vasant Bayer

Meeting Notes:

  • Where to focus our efforts for next year? We looked at the groupSEND function to consider how it could be enhanced to support SEND analysis of many kinds: completeness statistics, study interpretation, cross-study analysis.
  • Bob was trying to update the excel to TS script to correct the error saying the function is missing from current hmisc library. He will continue looking for a package that can write xpt files or work around this issue.
    • This is completed now. Bob communicated with the sasxport library owner who corrected it to use the latest hmisc.
    • The script assumes that the study names are valid folder names. Some have tried to include slashes and commas.
  • At the CSS meeting there was some discussion about the target audience of the script repository and index.
    • help in creating and maintaining an index
    • to separate input parameters from data processing elements to facilitate re-usability
    • to provide run environment to quickly evaluate if a script will be useful to a user