Oracle Architecture

A pretty reckless description of what happens when you start Oracle and when you execute a statement. If you’re a developer, it could influence how you code. If you’re a junior DBA, or would be junior DBA, I hope it will help you make sense of some parts of the “Concepts” manual. FAIR USE- “CopyrightContinue reading “Oracle Architecture”

Got EDC?

Clinical trials play a key role in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry. With a large number of drugs coming off patent, companies are under pressure to develop and test new drugs as swiftly and efficiently as possible. This requires an increase in clinical trials and a reduction in the time cycle of thoseContinue reading “Got EDC?”

SAS for True Beginners Part 2

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SAS for True Beginners Part 1

FAIR USE- “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor ofContinue reading “SAS for True Beginners Part 1”

iReview in Clinical Data Management

JReview® is the web-enabled version of Integrated Review™ (iReview). It allows users to view, create, print, and interact with their Integrated Review™ objects locally on an Intranet or securely over the Internet. JReview® can be run in two different modes of operation (authoring and non-authoring) in addition to two modes of communication (clear-text and SSL).Continue reading “iReview in Clinical Data Management”

Concatenating SAS data sets with the APPEND procedure

The APPEND procedure is an efficient method for concatenating observations from a smaller data set to a larger data set. The BASE= data set option is reserved for the larger of the two data sets with the DATA= option for the smaller data set. Essentially, the APPEND procedure avoids reading any observations in the BASE=Continue reading “Concatenating SAS data sets with the APPEND procedure”

From Non-SAS Programmer to SAS Programmer

SAS Programmers come from many different educational backgrounds. Many has started their careers as a Data Manager in a CRO environment and grew to become a SAS programmer. Others have gone to college and pursued degrees in math, statistics or computer science degree. Do you have SAS Skills? First, you need to find out moreContinue reading “From Non-SAS Programmer to SAS Programmer”

Good Programming Practice for Clinical Trials by Sunil Gupta

The following are draft recommendations a Good Programming Practice for analysis, reporting and data manipulation in Clinical Trials and the Healthcare industries. The purpose is to encourage contributions from across companies, non-profit organizations and regulators in an attempt to create a consensus recommendation. The ambition is that this page becomes recognized by the Pharmaceutical Industry,Continue reading “Good Programming Practice for Clinical Trials by Sunil Gupta”

CDISC Will Be Required by Kit Howard

Over the past decade or so, a tremendous amount of development work has gone into creating standards for data to be submitted electronically to the FDA. There are those, however, who question whether these standards will ever be required, and believe that unless the FDA requires them, the standards don’t have to be adopted. Indeed,Continue reading “CDISC Will Be Required by Kit Howard”

FDA and Clinical Trials

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