SDTM Validation Rules Project

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The purpose of this project is to continue the effort of improving SDTM validation rules, ensuring that all rules are both clear and effective for use by industry and by FDA. The goal is to determine new rules that will add value and manage rules that need clarification. This will involve coordinating with CDISC, OpenCDISC and FDA to propose solutions.


The SDTM Validation Rules project will continue the progress that was made in the “CAP/VP OpenCDISC Rules Reconciliation and the “Top 20 Validation Rule Failures projects in 2012.

Version 1.4 of OpenCDISC, which will be released in March 2013, has put in place many of the recommendations from these projects. The 2013 SDTM Validation Rules Project will address the yet un-resolved rule discussions, as well as those that are of special interest to FDA.

During the FDA/PhUSE CSS Conference March 18-19 the group reviewed and discussed 28 of 45 rules. The group will continute to provide potential solutions and collaborate with FDA, CDISC as well as update and refine the current data validation rules. The concept of White Papers was also discussed to highlight some of the most common issues encountered by the FDA.

FDA/PhUSE CSS March 18-19 Project Breakout Session Presentations

FDA Presentation: Rules for Discussion CDER/CBER Top Issues - 2013PhUSEBreakoutCABVP-CBER-CDER.pptx
OpenCDISC v1.4 Update - Workgroup1-OpenCDISC_Updates.pptx


Sizing of SDTM Variables and Datasets - Sizing Discussion Document.docx

Upcoming Meetings

The SDTM Validation Rules Project team meets bi-weekly every Monday 2-3pm EST starting April 22, 2013

To join the team, please contact one of project leads [Mike Molter] or [Majdoub Haloui]

Rules Currently Under Review

SDTM Validation Rules for Discussion - SDTMValidationRules.xlsx

NOTE: Excel version of rules is a temporary method until the information can be entered directly into the wiki in this section.

Bi-Weekly Meeting Minutes

All minutes are now on one page!
SDTM Validation Minutes 2013

Old pages

You can delete the links if you want

SDTMValProj WG - 22APR2013