SAS® and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
The importance of data standards
Data standards are a critical component in the quest to improve global public health. Inefficiencies in the collection, processing and analysis of patient and health-related information drive up the cost of drug development for life sciences companies and negatively affect the cost and quality of health care delivery for patients and consumers.
The solution is to make use of data standards, such as those from CDISC, to provide more efficient and effective use of medical information by all members of the health care and life sciences ecosystem.
SAS CDISC participation
With a strong commitment to the development and implementation of data standards in life sciences, SAS has been a member and ardent supporter of CDISC since 2000. SAS' involvement in CDISC includes:
SAS® software support for CDISC standards
In addition to helping define CDISC standards, SAS is making certain that our products and solutions support the implementation of CDISC data standards. The SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit provides support for clinical data standards in Base SAS.
Complete information on the SAS Clinical Standards Toolkit is available at: http://support.sas.com/rnd/base/cdisc/cst/index.html.
CDISC standards such as SDTM can be effectively implemented in solutions like SAS Drug Development and SAS Clinical Data Integration. SAS Clinical Data Integration adds relevant functionality to our award-winning data integration software to scale clinical data integration processes without the need to write SAS code.
SAS CDISC implementation services
In addition to providing CDISC support within our software, SAS consultants are ready to help your organization implement CDISC standards to drive efficiencies in your clinical development processes.