One large pharma’s decision earlier this year to eliminate 204 data operations jobs here in the US seemed a bit extreme even when considering the profit motive behind their decision. It really didn’t seem to be a good decision for them to place all their eggs in one basket. It also seemed unfortunate to lay off personnel that had probably been there for many years who carried out their work well.
Another busy month went by as we had a lot going on at DataCeutics. The biggest highlight for May was our trip down to Baltimore for PharmaSUG. PharmaSUG is the Pharmaceutical Industry SAS® Users Group, consisting of professionals worldwide in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries who use SAS software in their work.
Multiple imputation (MI) is a technique for handling missing data. MI is becoming an increasingly popular method for sensitivity analyses in order to assess the impact of missing data. The statistical theory behind MI is a very intense and evolving field of research for statisticians. It is important, as statistical programmers, to understand the technique in order to collaborate with statisticians on the recommended MI method. Click here to view the full article.
The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) encompasses a variety of standards for medical research. Amongst the several standards developed by the CDISC organization are standards for data collection (Clinical Data Acquisition Standard Harmonization - CDASH), data submission (Study Data Tabulation Model - SDTM) and data analysis (Analysis Data Model - ADaM)... Click here to view the full article.
In the movie, Good Will Hunting (1997), a mathematics professor challenges his students to draw all Homeomorphically Irreducible Trees of Order Ten, that is, a collection of trees each having ten dots connected by lines.... Click here to view the full article.
This paper explains the structure of a macro and its usefulness for imputing missing or defined 'null' values with a prior or following quantity of a numeric or character column in a SAS® data set or BY group... Click here to view the full article.
April showers bring May flowers. The phrase “April showers bring May flowers” goes all the way back to the mid 16th century. A poet and farmer, Thomas Tusser, wrote the book, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry and in the April Section, the following poem was written: Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
Video conferencing has quickly become a business standard in many industries. New technology has made it easier than ever to connect with partners, clients and employees across the globe. It’s important for businesses to effectively train their employees about video conferences as it becomes more widely used throughout the world.