Formedix to Host Webinar: Discover Define-XML - Practical Uses Today and a Technical Deep Dive on March 14, 2013

Formedix, global leader in end-to end clinical trial automation, is to host a series of webinars featuring its specialist consultants, starting with the topic of Define in the end-to-end clinical trial.

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Define is one of the most underused and undervalued of all the CDISC standards.

Burlington, MA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013

Formedix is launching a series of learning webinars focusing on the everyday issues affecting those within the clinical trial industry including Clinical Data Managers, Standards Directors and Biostatisticians.

On March 14, 2013, Kevin Burges, Technical Business and Standards Director (the company’s very own “Standards Guru”) and CEO, Mark Wheeldon will address questions frequently asked of Formedix regarding Define.xml, combined with real world knowledge and expertise.

Learn about:

  • Creating and re-using Proprietary, CDISC SDTM and ADaM dataset libraries with Define
  • Define-XML: The Myths and the Realities. Your Clinical Trials Automated. Everywhere.
  • Study Start-up: Define-XML aided CRF design & specification process optimization
  • Study Conduct and Analysis: Automated dataset validation with Define.xml
  • The role of Define-XML in Legacy and Proprietary EDC dataset conversions
  • Define-XML 2.0 enhancements: What do they mean to you?
-Define-XML 2.0 enhancements: Technical Deep Dive.

During the webinar, Mark Wheeldon and Kevin Burges will uncover the mystery of this CDISC standard, cover practical uses for Define in the course of an end-to-end clinical trial and, attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts at Formedix.

Formedix’s Mark Wheeldon comments that “often Define is ‘churned out’ at the far end as a last gasp submission deliverable and very few people think of managing libraries of all their dataset designs upfront in this vendor neutral standard, or producing detailed dataset specifications for sharing internally or with CROs.” Mr Wheeldon continues, “It is a constant battle to remove the thought of Define as just a submission deliverable. Define-XML creation is becoming more complex and more difficult to produce at the far end, whilst its role is becoming ever more important.” He goes on to say that “Define can be used to represent proprietary EDC, SDTM, and ADaM datasets and describe and map all the data transformation steps of clinical data - from acquisition through to SDTM dataset creation - yet today, Define is one of the most underused and undervalued of all the CDISC standards.”

To register for the webinar, taking place on March 14, 2013, visit the [Registration page.
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