Working Groups News

The PhUSE Working Groups, which are led by volunteers from major stakeholders, have been developing innovative solutions that address unmet computational science needs. Here, we will look to share the latest information around the PhUSE Working Groups, from workshops to white papers, project news and industry views. 


BoD Opportunity 

Are you interested in helping drive new and innovative solutions in the area of computational science?

We are currently seeking two volunteers to serve as industry members for the Steering Committee. These members are crucial in helping the Working Groups attain their goals, by providing an industry perspective across all of the Working Groups activities.

For further information, please see the Steering Committee Charter or feel free to contact ChrisPrice, PHUSE Working Groups Director, at to discuss the role in more detail. If you are interested in the role, submit a 150 word career summary to by 31st August.


The Optimising the Use of Data Standards Working Group has released a new version of the Analysis Data Reviewer’s Guide (ADRG). The ADRG provides FDA Reviewers with additional context for analysis datasets (AD) received as part of a regulatory submission. The ADRG purposefully duplicates limited information found in other submission documentation (e.g., the protocol, statistical analysis plan, clinical study report, define.xml) in order to provide FDA Reviewers with a single point of orientation to the analysis datasets.

Are you a PhUSE member? Log in to your account and visit the members blog to find all the latest news within the industry.

Deliverables out on public review. We encourage you to provide your feedback to the project leads by following the links below:

New Project

The Nonclinical Working Group has a new project calling for volunteers. The SEND Dataset QC Best Practices looks to:

  • Explore the variety of QC procedures and tools among different stakeholders
  • Identify practical amount of QC checking of SEND datasets (including the QC checks for the comparison of SEND datasets and the study report)
  • Identify a suite of tools and procedures (e.g. visualization, documentation, etc) for QC
  • Develop recommendations for stakeholders for efficient and effective SEND QC practices and, in the long term, for starting a foundation of commonly agreed QC procedures

Email to join! 


EU Connect - With just 14 weeks to go, plans for our event are well underway. Discounted hotel rates are limited, register here

US Connect - Registration and Call for Papers are now open for the US Connect 2020, click here for more information. Deadline for abstracts is 13th September


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PhUSE is an expanding, global society with a membership of more than 9,500 clinical data scientists. It requires a large pool of resources to help with its running, and so there are many opportunities for members to become involved. Whether it's chairing a conference, presenting at an event, leading a working group or contributing to the quarterly online newsletter, we are always keen to hear from volunteers.

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