The Best Major-City Areas to Live and Work in Life Sciences

The Best Major-City Areas to Live and Work in Life Sciences

At DataCeutics, like at so many companies today, the bulk of our employees work remotely from their home offices. We are a Functional Service Provider of SAS Programmers, Data Managers, and Statisticians, and for us, the off-premise work environment model has worked incredibly well, for over two decades. Our programmers, data managers, and statisticians appreciate the flexibility of work hours, savings in travel time and costs, and they also get to live wherever they choose to reside.

ADNCA and the PK Submission Update

ADNCA and the PK Submission Update

The industry is in full agreement that currently, there is a critical gap in the landscape of the Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) and Analysis Data Model (ADaM) standards for handling and formatting data to allow for non-compartmental PK parameter calculations. ADNCA will be the new dataset standard that everyone will be using in the future to make PK parameters consistent, and will define how the data should be when it is submitted to the FDA…exciting stuff!

A Better Way to Perform Quality Control on Statistical Analysis System Programs

A Better Way to Perform Quality Control on Statistical Analysis System Programs

Having worked on a very large number of Statistical Analysis System (SAS) programs, I’ve discovered some better ways to do things, and am sharing some of these discoveries with you. SAS LOG files are scanned to monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of data processes. Programmers are trained to look for ERRORS and WARNINGS in the data reports when these Quality Control (QC) scannings are performed, but all too often, they stop there.

The Differences Between SQL and SAS SQL

The Differences Between SQL and SAS SQL

Many SAS programmers have some SQL knowledge from working with a particular database vendor’s software before they discover that they can use SQL in their SAS programming, by simply enclosing their SQL statements inside of a PROC SQL invocation. They might wonder what the differences are between what they can do with the standard or vendor specific SQL that they already know, vs. what the corresponding capabilities are specific to SAS SQL.

Hosting Your SAS Environment

Hosting Your SAS Environment

With the emergence of cloud services, Biostatistics departments are increasingly opting to outsource their Statistical Computing Environments. In our experience, the following are the reasons we have seen for moving to a hosted model: Quicker Start-up Time, Administration & Cost.