Call for Scripts
- Daniel Boisvert
- 20/Feb/2013 13:55
The FDA’s Computational Science Center in collaboration with PhUSE
has set up a public repository for open source scripts (computer
programs, tools, resources) to help manage, summarize, explore, analyze
and report clinical trial data.
We encourage you and your organization to get involved in this exciting
project to build an industry wide standards repository if
- you have existing scripts that could be shared with the statistical computing community
- you or your organisation have the time and/or resources to create new scripts
Any scripts that may be of interest and use to the statistical programming community can be added to the repository.
For example, these could be:
- Scripts for producing standard tables, graphs or listings based on CDISC ADaM datasets.
- Scripts for developing ADaM datasets from SDTM datasets.
- Scripts for patient profile graphs
- Scripts used to investigate drug safety
Additionally the group is in the process of developing a set of White
Papers that will describe areas of special interest for script
development. These can be found on this PhUSE Wiki page.
The repository will be the home of a wide array of tools and
resources that can be used in clinical research. It is one of our goals
that the scripts build on existing CDISC standards thus making the
repository a catalyst for standardized reporting of clinical trial data.
The scripts can be in any computer language (e.g.
Google Code has been set up as a platform to host and to develop
the scripts. All scripts will be available to the public under the MIT
open source licence. Once scripts are added into the system, they can be
enhanced and improved by the statistical computing community. A working
group is developing further processes to flag scripts as tested or
validated in the system. Issues with scripts can be tracked and fixed by
the community of users. All scripts will be available publicly without
Regulators as well as the industry will benefit from a common
repository of scripts that can be used both in clinical development as
well as by regulators in the review and approval process. You can find
out more information on the initiative on the PhUSE Wiki Pages: www.phusewiki.org.
If you would like to start sharing your code today go to https://code.google.com/p/phuse-scripts/ and follow the instructions from the User Guide