Hands-On Trainings to Convert Clinical Data to CDISC SDTM Standards with CDISC Express

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Clinovo launches new hands-on trainings for SAS programmers to learn how to use CDISC express, the free SAS-based CDISC SDTM mapping tool, and convert clinical data to SDTM standards.

CDISC Express, Clinovo's Open Source CDISC SDTM Conversion Tool
Clinovo is committed to improving the clinical trials process by helping expand the adoption of CDISC standards.

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California-based Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Clinovo introduces two new training options for SAS Programmers to learn to utilize CDISC Express. CDISC Express is Clinovo’s CDISC Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) Mapping Tool, downloaded over 1,000 times at clinovo.com/cdisc-express. The new CDISC Express trainings have been designed to answer the needs of individuals and organizations looking to accelerate their SDTM conversion.

CDISC Express is preferred by hundreds of SAS Programmers to convert clinical data into CDISC SDTM standards. “CDISC Express is the only CDISC SDTM conversion tool that maps all your clinical data in just one click,” explains Jiangtang Hu, SAS programmer at Sanofi-Aventis. Clinovo’s eClinical System follows the latest SDTM specifications and domains, including the latest medical device domains.

CDISC Express Individual Training is a 1-day training. It covers CDISC SDTM standards overview, CDISC Express installation and configuration, mapping definitions and mapping file validation, as well as the creation of the Define.XML. Attendees can follow the new trainings online or in-person at Clinovo’s offices. Dates and details are listed at clinovo.com/cdisc-express/training.

CDISC Express Company Training is designed to offer life science companies a dedicated hands-on day lesson. In addition to the topics covered in the individual training, this personalized option includes CDISC Express’ most advanced functions, and companies will train on their own clinical data. This package also includes support from 7am to 7pm PST for the 6 months following the training. Details can be found on clinovo.com/cdisc-express/training.

Use of CDISC standards is proven to save up to 60% in time and cost in non-subject participation. It speeds up data-review and improves clinical data exchange, storage, and clinical data archival. CDISC SDTM conversion ensures data integrity and consistency, and allows those submitting data to find out discrepancies before the FDA submission. Three out of every five FDA submissions are already submitted using CDISC standards, and submission in CDISC standards will be mandatory for pharmaceutical companies in 2016.

CDISC Express is free to download at clinovo.com/cdisc-express. It has been downloaded over 1,000 times since its launch mid-2011 by leading fortune 500 sponsor companies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) organization. Case studies show that CDISC Express accelerates SDTM conversion mapping by up to 4 times.

CDISC Express trainings will be led by Ale Gicqueau, President and CEO at Clinovo. Ale is the programmer behind CDISC Express, and a strong advocate of CDISC Standards. “Clinovo is committed to improving the clinical trials process by helping expand the adoption of CDISC standards.” As a CDISC Gold member and Registered Solutions Provider, Clinovo is an active member of the CDISC organization, the non-profit organization that has established standards to support the acquisition, exchange, submission, and archive of clinical research data and metadata. Ale Gicqueau will speak at the CDISC Interchange Europe Conference in Paris on April 9th on CDISC Adoption Winning Strategies for Medical Device companies.

About Clinovo
Clinovo is a technology focused Contract Research Organization (CRO) headquartered in the Silicon Valley. Clinovo streamlines clinical trials for life science companies globally by developing validated, intuitive open source eClinical systems. Clients claim over 50% cost savings using Clinovo’s open source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system ClinCapture, and CDISC Express, the first open source CDISC conversion tool. Services also include Clinical Data Services, Staffing Solutions, and TechTrainings.

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