Final White Papers & References from Working Groups Projects

 Data Transparency

White Papers & References

Working Group Leads:

Jean-Marc Ferran

Liz Roberts

Protection of Personal Data in Clinical Documents - A Model Approach: Version 1.0, 10-Jun-2019

De-identification and Anonymization of Individual Patient Data in Clinical Studies - A Model Approach: Version 1.0, 10-Jun-2019

Policy 0070 Interpretations 

Retrospective vs. Proactive Anonymization of Narratives: Version 1.0, 10-Jun-2019

Clinical Trials Data Transparency Toolkit 

White Paper: A Global View: Version 1.0, 11-Dec-2018

Supporting Documents: CTT Country-level WorksheetGlobal View of Clinical Trial Transparency and Disclosure Events for a Single Study and Product Submissions 

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De-identification Standards 

De-identification Standard for SDTM 3.2: Version 1.0, 15-May-2015


Comments on Canada’s Gazette, Part 1 of 9: December 2017

Comments on Health Canada’s Draft Guidance for the Implementation of the Public Release of Clinical Information: 10-Apr-2018

Educating for the Future

White Papers & References

Working Group Leads:

Ian Fleming

James McDermott

Data Processes in Other Industries: Review of Other Industry Processes: Version 1.0, 04-Sept-2018

Clinical Data Scientist Job Description: April 2018  

Emerging Trends & Technologies

White Papers & References


Working Group Leads:

Andy Richardson

Dhananjay (DJ) Chhatre

Cloud Adoption – Framework Documents: Version 4.0, 24-Apr-2019 

Clinical Trials Data as RDF: Version 1.0, 03-Jan-2019

Use of HL7 FHIR as eSource to Pre-populate CDASH Case Report Forms Using a CDISC ODM API: 03-Jun-2018

How Blockchain Can Transform the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries: Version 1.0, 17-Apr-2018

CDISC Foundational Standards in RDF Final: 20-Aug-2015

Metadata Management: Metadata Definitions Document: Version 1.0, 15-Jul-2014


Nonclinical Topics

White Papers & References


Working Group Leads:

Sue DeHaven

Patty Brundage


Define-XML Codelist Recommendations: 27-Mar-2019

Data Consistency: SEND Datasets and Study Report

Handling of SEND in Study Documentation 

Investigating Endpoint Modeling: Nonclinical Biomarker Modeling: Version 1.0, 03-Jan-2017

Investigating Endpoint Modeling Biomarkers, ADA Data & Immunophenotyping: Version 1.0, 03-Jan-2017

Journal Article: Graphical display of histopathology data from toxicology studies for drug discovery and development: An industry perspective. Volume 82, December 2016, pages 167–172

Journal Article: Interconnectivity of Disparate Nonclinical Data Silos for Drug Discovery and Development: 22-Apr-2014

Roadmap for Nonclinical Data Standards and Elements to Improve Data Access

SEND Implementation Wiki: Knowledge base for SEND implementers

Visualization of Group-related Differences in Histopathology Data

Optimizing the Use of Data Standards

White Papers & References


Working Group Leads:

Jane Lozano

Define-XML Version 2.0 Completion Guidelines: Version 1.0, 11-Jun-2019

Best Practices for Documenting Dataset Metadata: Define-XML Versus Reviewers Guide: Version 1.0, 04-Apr-2019

Pooled Submissions with WHODrug B3 Format Data: Version 1.0, 20-Jun-2018

Define-XML v2.0 Stylesheet Recommendations: 07-Dec-2018

Data Sizing Best Practices Recommendation 

Standardizing Data within the Inspection Site Selection Process Final Version: 26-May-2016

Summary of Traceability References

Standard Analyses & Code Sharing

White Papers & References


Working Group Leads:

Hanming Tu

Mary Nilsson

An R Shiny tool to create simplified TS Domain: 03-Oct-2019

Script Metadata Recommendation for Sharing: Version 1.0, 03-Jan-2019

Analyses & Displays Associated with Demographics, Disposition, and Medications in Phase 2-4 Clinical Trials and Integrated Summary Documents: (PDF) Version 2.0, 02-Mar-2018. Word Version

Analysis & Displays Associated with Adverse Events: Focus on Adverse Events in Phase 2-4 Clinical Trials and Integrated Summary Documents: (PDF) Version 1.0, 03-Feb-2017. Word Version

Screen Shots of the Displays Created Using Scripts Contributed by the FDA: (PDF) Version 1.1, 23-May-2017. Word Version

Analyses and Displays Associated with Outliers or Shifts from Normal to Abnormal: Focus on Vital Signs, Electrocardiogram, & Laboratory Analyte Measurements in Phase 2-4 Clinical Trials and Integrated Summary Documents: (PDF) Version 1.0, 10-Sept-2015. Word Version

Analyses and Displays Associated with Measures of Central Tendency - Focus on Vital Sign, Electrocardiogram, and Laboratory Analyte Measurements in Phase 2-4 Clinical Trials and Integrated Submission Documents: (PDF) Version 1.0, 10-Oct-2013. Word Version

Script Metadata for Sharing: 27-Apr-2018

Test Dataset Factory: TDF_ADaM: ADaMIG v1.1 Test Datasets ADaM zip file: 07-Dec-2018

Test Dataset Factory: TDF_SDTM: SDTMIG v3.2 Test Datasets SDTM zip file: 07-Dec-2018

Topics in Pooling Data from Multiple Studies: 02-Nov-2017

Safety Analytics Workshop: CSS June 2019

Slide Presentation:

Recording: Slides 1-19, Introduction & Background

Recording: Slides 20-49, Adverse Events

Recording: Slide 50, Adverse Events Q&A

Recording: Slides 51 - 66, Labs

Recording: Slides 68 - 72, Medications & Disposition

Recording: Slides 73 - 74, Summary

Recording: Slide 75, General Q&A


Standard Analyses White Papers

The Analysis and Display White Papers project team has authored multiple white papers that provide advice on displaying, summarising, and analysing various types of data, common across therapeutic areas. The development of standard tables, figures and listings will lead to improved and harmonised product life cycle management across therapeutic areas by ensuring that reviewers receive clinically relevant and meaningful analyses of patient safety for benefit–risk assessment. While the white papers reflect recommendations that would lead to more consistent displays and analyses, the recommendations should not be interpreted as 'required' by any regulatory agency. Another purpose of the white papers is to improve expertise in safety analytics across the multiple disciplines involved with planning, interpreting, and reporting safety analyses. Educational videos are being created to facilitate the educational goals. Click here for a list of final and additional white papers. Educational videos are in the pipeline.


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