Clinical SAS Programming and CDISC Standards TechTrainings by Clinovo Start on March 24th, 2015

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Clinovo’s Hands-On Base Clinical SAS Programming and CDISC Standards TechTrainings Will Start on 24th March, 2015. The TechTrainings Will be Held in Sunnyvale (CA) and Streamed Online.


Clinovo will host a new session of Clinovo’s TechTrainings on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015. Clinovo will offer the “Base Clinical SAS Programming” and the “CDISC Standards: Theory and Application” 8-week classes. Launched in 2012, the TechTrainings is a series of technical hands-on classes for entry-level to experienced clinical trial professionals, designed to help reach the next step in their careers.

Taught by Jennifer Kang, Senior Statistician at Genentech, the 8-week “Base Clinical SAS Programming” class will introduce attendees to the basics of Clinical SAS Programming. The class aims at preparing students for the Base SAS Certification by the SAS Institute. Each class is 3-hour long and is comprised of one hour of theory and hands-on assignments during a two-hour lab section. No experience with SAS is required for the class, however basic computer skills are required and notions in statistics are helpful. All students are given access to the SAS software for the duration of the course to encourage practice between classes and to complete weekly assignments. During this course, attendees will import and export raw data files, manipulate and transform data, combine SAS data sets, create basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures, identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors, and learn to use Output Delivery System.

The 8-week “CDISC Standards: Theory and Application” class will be taught by Sy Truong, President at Meta-Xceed and author of award-winning papers on SAS Programming. The CDISC course by Clinovo is aimed at clinical trial professionals with basic knowledge of SAS Programming. The class will cover ODM, SDTM, ADaM standards and Define XML. The class will teach the basics of XML and expand on how that is implemented in operational data models. Understanding CDISC standards is a critical skill for SAS programmers, statisticians and clinical data managers. Pharmaceutical companies are requiring from their new hires to understand and apply CDISC standards, to comply with the latest FDA requirements and generate significant time savings during the clinical trial process. This includes the ability to create and use metadata, develop conversion specifications, implement and validate SDTM and ADaM data, determine solutions for legacy data conversions, and prepare data for regulatory submission.

The TechTrainings were created by Clinovo in 2012 to help professionals upgrade their technical skill set in order to match employers’ ever-increasing expectations in the clinical trial industry. The various programs available provide the opportunity to practice with real-life pharmaceutical and biotech company case-studies and learn from instructors with 10 to 30 years of industry experience. The TechTrainings has provided training to individuals from leading pharmaceutical companies including: Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmacyclics, Gilead, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Exelixis, and Bavarian Nordic.

The classes will be held at Clinovo's Offices in Sunnyvale (CA) and streamed online via GoToMeeting. Clinovo offers $50 gift cards for referrals. Please email techtrainings(at)clinovo(dot)com or visit for more information.

About Clinovo
Clinovo is a leading provider of cloud-based eClinical software. Clinovo’s flagship solution ClinCapture® is the only validated electronic data capture software, available for free. ClinCapture empowers CROs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device companies to build studies themselves, lower their clinical trials costs and streamline their data capture processes. Clinovo is headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

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