May 13, 2019 Meeting Notes

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Feb 11, 2019

Present First Name Last Name Affiliation
Regrets 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 Altasciences
Hanming Tu Frontage
Yes Bill Houser Bristol-Myers Squibb
Atul Mishra Pfizer
Jared Slain MPI Research
Drashtti Vasant Bayer
Michael Muzyka MPI Research
Eli Miller Covance

Follow-up action from previous meetings:

  • CDISC has told Bill the SHARE API will be accessible in Q1 2019 and will be accessible to this team.
    • Bob got an email indicating that the SHARE API is available to "Gold" members of CDISC but didn't get a chance to try it out yet.

Description of scripts

  • The YML
  • Poster Abstracts of previous posters and the posters themselves
  • Where should these be accessed from? - Bill will ask.

Today's topics:

  • Kevin and Bob discussed progress on the Data Factory. Bob has written code that can parse the SEND IG to inform the variable creation of domains in the Data Factory. Kevin and Bob will work on using this to create each domain populated with test data.

Accomplished this year since last CSS:

  • R
    • Data Factory (Bob, with promised help from Eli and Kevin)
    • BG App bug fixes (Kevin)
    • Safety Pharmacology (Kevin)
    • LB App (Kevin)
    • xpt_txt SEND Editor (Bill)
  • SAS
    • EasyExcelToEpt SAS (Jarad)

We agreed that it would be good to document key concepts that could help each other write better R code. The first question to decide is where to put this. On the GitHub wiki? on the PhUSE wiki? Some of the things that could potentially be placed there are things like:

  • How to create and interact with global variables
  • What libraries we have tried to use to create *.xpt datasets and our experience and recommendations.