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Can I submit software programs other than SAS? What software programs should I submit? Are sponsors required to submit executable programs?
Do I need to rename my software programs so that they all have the same extension e.g. “.txt”?
Can I make use of macros in my software programs and if so, should macros be part of the submission package?
What kind of documentations for software programs should I include in the submission package?
Do I need to follow any particular style and conventions when writing software programs that will be part of a submission package?
A single topic generates so many questions! Get the answers in this blog.
Career Perspectives: Interview with Mrudula Joshi, Associate Director, Statistical Programming Services
Mrudula Joshi joined Cytel in July 2005 as a young SAS programmer. Last month, she celebrated her 15th year work anniversary at the company. In this blog we talk to Mrudula about her journey so far, her current role, and achievements; and we get some tips from her for young statisticians, programmers and those interested in pursuing a career in this field.
Cytel’s Biostatistics and Statistical Programming team for Functional Services provides integrated solutions, by blending the expertise of programming and the experience of statistics. As our FSP division continues to grow, we are looking to hire programmers and biostatisticians. Cytel's recruitment and FSP teams are hosting a one hour long Virtual Careers Open Day on Thursday, September 10th at 11:00 AM EDT. Join us to learn more about our expanding FSP team, open career opportunities and what it means to be part of Cytel. Click on the button to register for the virtual event.
In this blog we share a case study of how we established and ramped up a functional service outsourcing partnership for biostatistics, programming and data management.
Our recent Clinical Biometrics Survey explored the views of respondents from across the statistical programming, biostatistics, and data management functions to learn their top challenges, and most important perceived industry trends and skills development. In this blog, our Ajay Sathe gives his perspectives on the key areas of personal and knowledge development that he believes statistical programmers need to focus on to keep abreast of the evolving drug development landscape.
To mark the occasion of our 30th anniversary, in late 2017 we conducted a brief survey to gain a snapshot of what professionals in data management, statistical programming, and biostatistics feel are the key challenges facing their functions, the top areas for skills development, and the clinical data areas they believe are likely to have the greatest impact on drug development.
We are now able to share our findings- read on for some highlights, and to download your complimentary copy of the report.
CliPLab (Clinical Professional Laboratory) is Cytel’s premier training initiative for bridging the skills gap in biometrics and analytics within clinical development. Leveraging Cytel’s experience and reputation in biostatistics and clinical biometrics, the organization provides practical learning modules in clinical SAS programming, biostatistics, data management, pharmacovigilance, scientific medical writing, key therapeutic areas and crucial soft skills. With learning programs led by experienced trainers, CliPLab engages both with individual students, and companies (e.g. biopharma, CROs) needing to support and augment their internal training programs.
In this blog we share a case study of how CliPLab supported a pharmaceutical customer with a tailored SAS training program for a cohort of new graduate recruits.
Our Career Perspectives' series is back!
Cytel has industry-leading experts in statistical programming with years of SAS® Programming expertise, combined with in-depth knowledge of specific clinical subject matter, which allows for competent and on-time completion of tasks. Our extensive service offering includes CDISC migration, mapping to SDTM and statistical programming.
In the first blog of 2018, we talk to Lisa, who is based in Boston, to find out more on her career path, achievements, current role at Cytel and her interests outside of work.
PharmaSUG 2017 proved to be an inspirational and informative event. With over 200 paper presentations, posters, and hands-on workshops to choose from, delegates could select the topics most relevant to their statistical programming experience and interests.
PharmaSUG papers are split into 15 different academic sections, and Cytel was well represented in the Statistics and Pharmacokinetics stream with two of our talented programmers, Chris Smith and Sharmeen Reza, presenting separate papers.
We are delighted to announce that Chris Smith, Senior Statistical Programmer was awarded best paper in his stream. The winning paper Multiple Imputation: a Statistical Programming Story was co-authored with industry colleague Scott Kosten.
In a previous blog, we provided an overview of basic data structures in R. In this follow up piece, we will provide a snapshot of basic syntax in R for programmers who want to get up to speed in this increasingly important programming language.